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Re: [xml-dev] What is Data?

On Aug 31, 2009, at 12:18 PM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> Peter Hunsberger wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:23 AM, Costello, Roger L.<costello@mitre.org 
>> > wrote:
>>>       What is Data?
>> Data is information that lacks context.
> Or data is information fragmented to optimize logical processing,  
> rather than assembled for human comprehension.
> I think the William Kent book is probably a better idea than  
> anything we'll come up with here, though.


I think Bill's book can be reasonably summarized:  "No matter how  
complicated you think modeling reality with data is, it's more  
complicated than that."


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