November Database Fundamentals For Analysts blog post @All Analytics.
Einstein famously advised that everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler. In a recent online exchange the relational data model (RDM) -- sound and comprehensible science -- was dismissed as “4th grade mathematics”, while a-theoretical complexity is promoted as science. The IT industry practices fail Einstein both ways.
An increasing gap between computational complexity and intellectual simplicity is not conducive to true science and, as Hawking has warned, it is a self-feeding, dangerous proposition.
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