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December 28, 2005 | How Databases Created the User

Last weekend I finished several fixes and additions to this website, and now, with the exception of the Notes section, Whiskey and Aspirin is complete. The Notes section will feature a searchable database of design-related quotes, so today I began reading Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL, a how-to programming guide written by Kevin Yank and published by Sitepoint. While I’m looking forward to using this book to study databases in practice, in many ways I’m even more excited about studying databases in theory. It may sound geeked out and soulless, but over the next few years I expect databases to fully transform our art and culture and, in the process, become the subject of a large body of critical work. So before I start delving into technical details of databases, I thought I would take one last opportunity to write about the subject as a non-programmer. Continue reading From Author to Reader to User.



December 2005 Blog Archive