I responsed to the Data warehousing note, and wanted to clarify some
things that I said.
> It seems like the WWW itself is already a data warehouse. Use of the
> WWW shows that people don't respond to it the same way. As Dr.
> Deming might have said, "how could they know how to use it to their
> greatest benefit and to the benefit of the company?"
People already have a data warehouse to work with and it seems like we
(people collectively) don't know how to use it to greatest benefit. One
consideration is "how could we know"? What in common experience would show
us? I'm sure that others understand this far better than me; this is not
addressing the expert.
> Possibly, the branches grew in different directions for the sake of
> receiving more sunlight.
The tree developed with the day-to-day drive to get sunlight to its
leaves. Eventually, the branches were positioned on the basis of where the
leaves once were. (I'm not sure if that's important or not. It did seem
like it might be important for someone trying to draw the branches of a
The different branches in the data collection need to be visually and
conceptually distinct (to use the tree metaphor).
Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton
"John Paul Fullerton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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