>
>can you give an example of some data which were not processed by at least one
>peice of software, hardware, or meatware (people) before they were stored?

So now you list these broad array and include "people" in it too!!.. Now 
that's too far ..LOL!.
How can you compare data and people ?.. Its not like Data and Apps.. So yr 
arg is not valid comparison..
In System Analysis & Design you can see a lot of raw data.. You can see 
what it means if you learn SAD/SAM.


>it's quite dangerous to assume those links are error free because it looses
>sight of the fact that data are merely representations of facts, not facts
>themselves.
>
>-a
>--
>be kind whenever possible... it is always possible.
>- the dalai lama

Right on this one.. But a data in a raw form does have some kind of fact 
associated with it..
So its not all untrue data !!.. In other words a data can hold facts of un 
true attributes,which makes a "data" that can represent both fact or non 
factual info (meta data)!..




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