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>There he found existing data management systems ``seat-of-the-pants,
>with no theory at all,'' he recalled in one interview. ``I began reading
>documentation,'' Codd said, ``and I was disgusted.''
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
"Here lies the body of William Jay.
Who died maintaining his right of way-
He was right, dead right, as he sped along
But he's just as dead as if he were wrong
----The Boston Transcript"
From: Gillespie, Stephen (Contractor)
[mailto:Stephen -dot- Gillespie -at- Persnet -dot- Navy -dot- Mil]
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 3:25 PM
To: John Posada; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Coincidence?
BTW, John (and equally off-topic), our DBA here sent us this ref today about
the 'Father of the Relational Database' recently passing - very interesting.
Edgar F. Codd, Father of Relational Databases: 1923-2003
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