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Re: [xml-dev] Discover data patterns or Create data patterns?

Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Recently I read this:
> "One of the most important axioms in the discipline of Information
> Architecture states that designers are the ones who uncover patterns
> inherent in data, and expose them in an interface." [1]
> I was particularly struck by these words: "uncover patterns inherent in
> data".
> I got to thinking, 
>     - How does one uncover patterns in data? 

By repeating similar work over and over until (being lazy) the pattern
jumps out and you look for an easier way to process the data.

>     - Does data have inherent patterns?

Maybe, processing it certainly does.

>     - What is a data pattern?

Anything that hits you with that deja vu sensation.
Of course if you're too lazy, you can't be arsed to do anything about it.

Good programmers are lazy... but not that lazy.


Dave Pawson

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