• Subject: Re: Design shift of view
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:16:11 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Tim,

I think you hit the nail on the head concerning commerce driving the evolution.

Let's face it, it's an economic reality that a business, any business, must milk
the current solutions to recover R&D costs and make the shareholders happy.  
It's
usually when a "nothing to lose" upstart shakes up an industry that things do
change by a quantum leap instead of merely a customer demand of enhancement.

Personally I want to know more about how my business can capitalize on Rob 's
neural database.  I've toyed with the idea for about 15 years now, but I've had 
a
business to run and payroll to meet in the mean time.  Yet, more than once, I've
thrown the whole thing out to gain the luxury of a fresh start and am looking at
what's next.  Rob hit on a nerve that's itching to run!

One of the business economics "laws" that I was taught was that in order for one
to sell a shift, one must include how the transition will be made without a loss
of power (or making your past stand look foolish).  Power is not something given
up willingly (said the buggy maker to Henry Ford =;-o).

James  W. Kilgore
qappdsn@ibm.net


Tim McCarthy wrote:

> James,
>
> I heard the "radical" noises too. I understand the reluctance people may
> have in implementing "radical" solutions, what I don't understand is the
> unwillingness of some to consider them. You should hear the narrow minded
> debate on the EDI-L about a technology called BSI (which in my view has
> serious merit).
>
> I firmly believe that it will be internet driven commerce that will drag
> our database design into the next era because it's data sharing that best
> highlights the deficiencies with our current methods.

<<snip>>

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