Stretching the domain of life

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Dec 8 02:38:38 UTC 2013

Although you still hear and read "data" as a count noun on occasion, it has pretty much changed to a non-count noun. (See

I think by the early 1980s, this was becoming widespread with the spread of computing.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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On Dec 7, 2013, at 6:04 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> WB:  Shouldn't it be, "My data *live* in a cloud"?
> <<Without a full grasp of where data **lives**, an organization can=92t be
> completely sure of what privacy laws it may or may not be required to
> follow.>>
> <<How about your organization? Do you know exactly where your data
> **lives**? Are you sure you know?>>
> rage
> And you thought Data only lives on the Starship Enterprise. (It is alive?)

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