Worse is better?

[Neo:] Why am I here? [The Architect:] … the anomaly is systemic… as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human… I have come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind… a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection.

  1. Paradox resolutions
    1. Sarcasm/cynicism: denial.
    2. Analysis: constructive, insights.
  2. File systems are (like) object stores, no? And way more popular than DBMSs.
  3. "Nobody seems to read Knuth anymore. We program on machines. Paying attention to the machines is not a bad thing. I want to be aware of the disks and networks (well, some of the time)."
    1. When/where/how?
    2. At what price?
  4. "IS organizations see a standard RDBMS as an integration point."
  5. * is hard. (Consistency/integrity, efficiency, concurrency, understandability, scalability, recovery…)



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