Thoughts on manual database design?

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Fri Oct 2 20:40:54 CDT 2015

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From: "Jay Jaeger" <cube1 at>
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Subject: Re: Thoughts on manual database design?

> On 10/2/2015 7:25 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
>> No provision for multiple (changed) publishers
>> so a given manual could
>> show up under both Compaq or HP, for example?
> Yes, there is.  That is why an *artifact* - a
> given *hardcopy* of a
> manual - has a *publisher*.   As I mentioned in
> an earlier reply at some
> point to someone, a given manual applies to a
> single machine
> *manufacturer* (e.g., Apollo is considered the
> manufacturer of the DN
> series, even though, technically, later HP made
> them for a year or two),
> but a given manual with the same number the
> applies to them might have
> Apollo as a publisher (older copy) and HP (newer
> copy - with the same
> contents).

Might you not miss a manual if you listed all your 
HP manuals and your only copy (identical to the HP 
version) happened to be published by Apollo?

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