Exercise Database 1-2: On Your Own
What you will do:
|Find databases in your own home.|
List databases that have information about you.
NotePad or any other text editor or word processor.
- Start a new document with your name as the first line.
- Physical in your home:
Inspect your home and make a list of
all of the physical databases (not on the computer!) that you find
there. Be specific with names or descriptions. (You can stop if you
reach 20 different types!)
Hint: Consider items like recipe books, scrapbooks, photo
albums, dictionaries, encyclopedias, address books, phone books, TV
listings, course listings from colleges, school yearbooks, calendars.
Print your list.
Save your list as homedatabases.txt to your
- Start another new document with your name as the first line.
- In the world:
Think hard and make a list of databases out in
the world that would have information about you. Be as specific as you
can be without getting too personal. (You can stop if you can list 30.)
Hint: Consider organizations like
financial institutions (credit cards, banks, mortgage companies,
lenders...), government agencies (auto registration, property tax
assessor, driver's license, IRS, FBI crime records...), schools and
colleges, organizations that you belong to (religious group, Red Cross, Boy
Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Rotary, political party, environmental or
conservation group, lobbying group, union or other work-related group...), web
sites that require login (eBay, PayPal, New York Times...), medical
organizations (doctors, hospitals, clinics).
What other groups might have a record about you??
Print your list.
Save your list as worlddatabases.txt to your
Each list that you created is a metadatabase,
that is, a database consisting of databases.
~~ 1 Cor. 10:31 ...whatever you do, do
it all for the glory of God. ~~