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"Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com> writes:

> > Worse, the "data dictionary" fad was heavily in force
> > in those days and even the vaguely meaningful "LYNR" was being
> > replaced by indecipherable crud like "A0942B"...
> I'm surprised at this perception. [...] I've always felt that the
> data dictionary was one of the good ideas of the 1980s that we've
> lost.
> Perhaps it's another European idea that never really caught on in the
> States. Certainly, it was the advent of the RDBMS that caused its demise.

Should we call the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

I'm not sure they use the term DD in /quite/ the same way you do


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