Well, whilst true, you have to adopt the language when talking to uneductaed people, but you can’t break the laws of physics.
Unless we go to the metal level and refer to tracks and sectors and channels, files and records and fields are still the way the data exists on disk.
Good design is always good design, and attempting to ignore the fundamentals behind new terminolgy is responsible for some truly terrible databases out there.
Me! I’m happy to talk either dialect. Fighting a losing battle against gung-ho knowlege laden idiots who have no concept of what *really* happens when they create the (next to) impossible join.
Hoorah for SQL
Hoorah for DDL
Hoorah for DDS and thinking *before* you write code