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Friday, April 16, 2004

WinFS: You need to think different

I offer another invitation to rethink the WinFS problem before it's too late. For example, what if you were to drop the idea of a schema?

Instead of trying to squeeze a database as you know it into a file system, how could you make a database more dynamic?

Slice the database in a different dimension. Throw it in a linear accelerator, smash the database particles, and see what you get.

Think "outside the box" instead of just trimming one box to fit inside another.

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