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Preventing Litigation by William Inmon, Nelson Brestoff

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Chapter 15

An Ophthalmology Analogy

So that’s the overview from a computer-implementation perspective. But there’s another way to look at all this from a distance. We’ve come up with an analogy. The world presents itself to our brain through our eyes. When we suspect that our vision of the world is less than it should be, we make an appointment with an eye doctor, professionally known as an ophthalmologist. Anyone who’s visited such a physician (we resist typing the o word again) knows that an eye doctor, or an assistant, will deploy a number of devices to measure the efficacy of our eyes.

Approximately 75 percent of Americans (about 225 million people) use corrective lens of one kind or another.1 Probably everyone is familiar with an eye chart, ...

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