This blog has now been online for 10 years.
Looking back at the first blog posts I think the themes touched are still valid.
The first post from June 2009 was about data architecture. 2000 years ago, the roman writer, architect and engineer Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas — that is, it must be strong or durable, useful, and beautiful. This is true today – both in architecture and data architecture – as told in the post Qualities in Data Architecture.
A recurring topic on this blog has been a discussion around the common definition of data quality as being that the data is fit for the intended purpose of use. The opening of this topic as made in the post Fit for what purpose?
Diversity in data quality has been another repeating topic. Several old tales including in the Genesis and the Qur’an have stories about a great tower built by mankind at a time with a single language of all people. Since then mankind was confused by having multiple languages. And indeed, we still are as pondered in the post The Tower of Babel.
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