Despite what the reactionaries assert, the world is not flat nor is it hierarchical. The world is relational.
Similarly, how many tweets for that bag of carrots?
Trump says he wants to run the nation like he's run his business. God help us. I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one. -- Michael Bloomberg/2016
Today, states containing just 17 percent of the American population, a historic low, can theoretically elect a Senate majority -- Emily Badger/2016
They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo. -- Ernst Haas on why he left Magnum/1983
... but Flash-based storage has such a different performance profile from rotating media, that I suspect that it will end up having a large impact on filesystem design. Right now, most filesystems tend to be designed with the latencies of rotating media in mind. -- Linus Torvalds/2007
I believe quite strongly that, if you think about the issue at the appropriate level of abstraction, you're inexorably led to the position that databases must be relational. -- Chris Date/2009
While Brexit's impact on Britain's overall economy may be mixed, its London-based financial sector is likely to feel the full force of the coming storm. The City, as London's equivalent of Wall Street is known, has boomed in the last 20 years as a global financial capital, especially for Continental banks seeking a more market-friendly home than Frankfurt or Paris. -- Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen/2016
Therefore: In a time of SSD, multi-core/processor, half terabyte memory machines, there is no reason not to build from BCNF data. Time to do what Dr. Codd demonstrated. Technology has finally caught up with the maths.
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