While I am pretty confident that the old saying that two wrongs don’t make a right is correct, but I am also pretty sure that two rights can definitely make a wrong.
I guess this all goes back to the one data truth issue, but there is more than one way to see an issue, define an issue and finally encode that issue.
Herein, lies the inherent probably with database driven information systems…All that matters is that which can be encoded and its relationship to other data in the program. Databases are not great at storing and retrieving nuance and ambiguity.
In reality two different interpretations of the same data can be correct at the same time, but in most information systems you need to pick one.
In a pick one environment, it is no wonder that information don’t always deliver the expected clarity that one would hope.
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