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   Re: [xml-dev] Jim Gray article on Next Generation Databases

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On Thu, 5 May 2005 4:32 pm, you wrote:
> >> I recall Pick (though I wouldn't have made the connection); if I
> ..
> > 
> The port to Microdata hardware by Pick and Associates was the first time
> the instruction set was implemented in firmware. The other ports had been
> done via software -- creating a library containing macros that expanded
> into the native instruction set of the target hardware.
> Pick and Nelson conceived the DBMS, query language and machine-independent
> data management operators in 1965, shortly before Richards developed the
> BCPL and INTCODE (intermediate code) at Cambridge. That was about a  decade
> before Ken Bowles and his students came up with the UCSD P-System.

So is that as fast as the 2.4Ghz 64-bit thing that my local plumber just
bought last week?

Do we really care anymore who was the first one in the neighbourhood
with a colour tv? C'mon gramps.. move over...



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