Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA at 2013-09-25T00:09:26Z

I see your point, and feel it here too.  But my point is more than just normal forms — is is a whole culture of incompetence where normal forms substitute for theory, SQL passes for relational, and MySQL is deemed a proper DBMS (when it is quite like the MS Windows ME of databases).