* Posts by Pat Farrell

2 posts • joined 19 Feb 2008

Tech giants team for online ID cards

Pat Farrell

reinvented InstaBuy, a decade later

This is exactly the InstaBuy wallet that CyberCash made, patented, and attempted to sell back in 1998. Nothing new here.

Time to rewrite DBMS, says Ingres founder

Pat Farrell

Stonebreaker is on to something

Really folks, take a breath. Stonebreaker knows his stuff. He invented Ingress and did tons of research on RDBMS, and was the advisor for many, many PhDs who built Sybase, Oracle, etc.

He's on to something. Its not going to happen quickly, but RDBMS were designed in the mid-70s for slow machines.

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