How much is your private online life worth? AT&T prices it at $350 per year.
Data Scientists: we don't know what they are, but we need 500,000 of them.
There are many things that we treat everyday as immovable objects. Immovable? More correctly, they are things that we believe to exist in a particular context, and to always exist in that context. We see Mount Rushmore and quickly -- unconsciously -- put it in the context of South Dakota, the United States, or perhaps... Continue Reading →
A questioner asked how to select a natural key in a business data model. In this case, the business is modeling client organizations across international boundaries. He wrote: In a business data model I was wondering about something like National Registration Number (varies by country), Country, and National Registration Number Qualifier (if there could be... Continue Reading →
In 1973, when I entered the computer field, the standard format for data was an 80-column punched card and a 132-character line printer. Data was forced to fit into those boundaries, and many creative solutions were crafted to make that happen. If we needed to store the data, we would put it on paper tape... Continue Reading →
My e-mail graced me with an invitation -- well, yes, a sales-pitch -- to a webinar entitled: Let's Get Down To Business I read on, despite the obvious sponsorship by CA Technologies advertising their ERwin product. And the opening sentence was: In today’s information-driven economy, data drives your business. Now, I have held the belief... Continue Reading →
Today's software story is on the front page of the day's news: Monday, May 22, 2006; Posted: 5:46 p.m. EDT (21:46 GMT)WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Personal information on 26.5 million veterans was stolen from the home of a data analyst in what appears to have been a random burglary, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson said Monday.The computer... Continue Reading →