On Saturday, January 15, 2005, at 06:22  PM, James Britt wrote:

> Interesting.  CMS makes me think of an application that allows folks 
> with little knowledge of (and no desire to learn) Web stuff to add, 
> edit, and otherwise manage content.  CMS systems typically, I think, 
> allow for assorted type of editing access, change notifications, and 
> comments from readers/reviewers.
>
> Often a CMS is used to produce a  Web site, but I think they tend to 
> be corporate intranets.
>
> So, I would see Rails, Seaside, etc as possibilities to use as 
> groundwork for building a CMS.

"content" and "data" are synonyms, as far as I can tell.  Tools for 
working with databases (aka Rails) are tools for working with 
"content".  I think CMS is a bit of Fire and Motion [1]

Cheers,

Patrick

1. http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000339.html