Friday, March 12, 2010

So much progress has been made!

You often hear things like this said nowadays:

An automated data system analysis technique is described.
The technique is designed to alleviate some of the principal
problems that beset current analysis--large data workloads,
long span of time between project inception and system
operational date, the lack of explicit directions for conducting
data system analysis and using the results, and the lack of a
technique to control data system changes throughout its life-
time. The analysis is geared to determining workload, rela-
tionships and storage characteristics of documents in the in-
formation network automatically.

The sad thing is, this was written by O. T. Gatto in 1964.