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  • by Odud (1047) on 2003.06.11 5:21 (#20998) Journal
    I wonder if the problem is made worse because of the number of people who have moved from 'toy' products e.g. Access into real design without formal training. I was recently looking at a product where the UI is ok but the underlying design is a mess - there is only one table with the different types of row indicated by various combinations of column values. You can almost smell the underlying spreadsheet that it was historically based on. It's produced by a one-man company and so I guess that explains a lot. I think you're right about the "I can write SQL so I can design a database" view - it's similar to the "I can write some simple macros/VB - therefore I am a great programmer"