a: index ~
b: a printed telephone directory


"Searching in a database index is like searching in a printed telephone directory. The key concept is that all entries are arranged in a well-defined order. Finding data in an ordered data set is fast and easy because the sort order determines each entries position. "

Writer: Markus Winand
Date: Feb 22 2014 8:28 PM

a: Index ~
b: tabs on a file folder

What: "A database index is like the tabs on a file folder in your filing cabinet. A database index is like the clothing size indicators on the clothing "From:Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP

Writer: Tom Carpenter, James Pyles
Date: Feb 22 2014 8:30 PM

Glucose Cluster Bomb

a: High Glycemic Index Food ~
b: Glucose Cluster Bomb

What: High glycemic foods rapidly generate a large quantity of glucose when they are ingested. I don't want to push the association between food and munitions too far, but all that glucose exploding into a body is not good for long term health. Real cluster bombs do their work more explicitly and without a lot more obvious damage. The unifying element is that both entities covert from a solid whole into many at a very rapid rate. The link provides a nice (?) visual.

Writer: mattyflynn
Date: Mar 2 2011 1:41 AM

Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.