[thechat] Data quality heaven...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Sep 27 15:05:01 CDT 2002

Apparently, New Zealand has banned giving a child a name longer than 100

Anyone want to hazard a guess at the maximum length of the data field in
government systems..?

(who has a similar story about another government but can't mention it for
NDA reasons)

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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