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Re: [xml-dev] What is Data?

Josh Matthews schrieb:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Costello, Roger L.
> <costello@mitre.org>wrote:
>> <...>
>>        What is Data?
>> <...>
> The answer is of sufficient magnitude to fill a book. May I
> recommend the excellent "Data and Reality" (Kent, 1978,
> http://www.amazon.com/Data-Reality-William-Kent/dp/1585009709).

   "The accidents of vocabulary: we are most prepared to identify as
   entities or relationships those things for which our vocabulary
   happens to contain a word. The presence of such a word focusses
   our thinking onto what then appears as a singular phenomenon. The
   absence of such a word renders the thought diffuse, non-specific,

Quoted from:

Data and Reality [Excerpts] - http://www.bkent.net/Doc/darxrp.htm

Michael Ludwig

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