A few months ago I submitted an article to the Business Intelligence Journal, published by TDWI. Unfortunately, the journal is for TDWI members only. My company paid the $275 for me to join. They changed some of the language in the article which is kind of irritating. As my good friend Dr. Eric Burger has described to me, they messed with my ‘voice’. Since it is their publication, technically they own the rights to the published article. However, I own what I submitted, and so I will publish it here, in all of its original glory, peppered with the sarcasm that befits me. So there, you editorial blowhards.
This is a paper about Metadata and how in the data warehousing world there is too much focus on technical metadata and not enough on the engagement model. I also cover scenarios in which data consumers would actually want to use that metadata in their jobs. It’s some geeky warehousing stuff, but I tried to write it for a business person.
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