Posted on October 2, 2008 at 12:26am EDT. More.

On relational databases

A line from an answer on Stack Overflow:

Storing your data in a relational database is like parking your car by driving it into the garage, disassembling it, and putting each piece into a labeled cabinet.
Reminds me of a line by Greg Morrisett:
Writing code for X Windows is like building skyscrapers with Legos.
That used to be in Jeff Vinocur’s quotefile, which seems to have disappeared from the Internet.