What is a photocopier? Seems like a simple question, but it’s not quite as simple to answer as on might think… At least for the guy interrogated in this video. However, no matter how ridiculous this appears to be it points to an interesting question: What exactly constitutes a specific technology?
… by Ph.D. Comics.
Craig Dietrich’s talk “When Relational Isn’t Enough: Software Architectures for Scholarly Production” at the Critical Code Studies conference 2010. His argument seems to be: 1. WordPress is not intrinsically good – especially when used for scholarly production (I can agree to this!) 2. WordPress runs on MySQL which is a relational database. (Dead-on!) 3. WordPress is too limited because it makes use of a relational database. (OK, OK, I would agree that relational database technologies […]