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Re: [ontolog-forum] Self Interest Ontology

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:40:28 -0400
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Kingsley -

On Apr 7, 2012, at 12:49 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

I couldn't understand why Lotus 123 and other productivity tools  didn't have seamless hooks into back-end relational databases :-)

And what sort of hoops/contortions would you have had to jump through to get to a serious production database data from engines such as SYS2000, M204, IMS, IDMS, or Adabas or <gasp> flat files like VSAM?

Let us not to forget that RDBMSs were primarily interesting experiments in the 1980s, slowly moving into serious production status in the early 1990s.  

David Eddy

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