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The first database and cuneiform

Posted by: | September 17, 2009 | No Comment |

The first database, in recorded history, or what we think of as a database, according to Mitchell Stevens, author of  “The History of News,” was written on clay tablets (as seen below) in cuneiform (symbolic script) around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia (present day Syria).  Recorded on these tablets were state documents, property ownership listings, agricultural data, school manuscripts, and literary […]

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