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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. What are the major characteristics of the relational type of database? What advantages do they provide?

  2. Would it make sense for every field in a database to be indexed?

  3. What are three modes of database operation, and how are they different?

  4. Why have large businesses and organizations been reluctant to give up their legacy database systems?

  5. How do the three markets for database software differ?

  6. What were the reasons for Lotus 1-2-3's striking initial success?

  7. What made WordPerfect so successful in its early years?

  8. What were the reasons for the decline of Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect?

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