Fabian Pascal has a national and international reputation as an independent technology analyst, consultant, author and lecturer specializing in data management. He is founder and editor of DATABASE DEBUNKINGS, a Web site dedicated to dispelling prevailing fallacies and misconceptions in the database industry, to which C.J. Date is a senior contributor. His third book is Practical Issues in Database Management � A Guide for the Thinking Practitioner (Addison Wesley, 2000). Pascal recently launched DATABASE FOUNDATIONS � a series of original papers located at http://www.dbdebunk.com/an nounce_12.