.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Monday, 2 June 2008

Tech luminaries honor database god Jim Gray

Tech luminaries honor database god Jim Gray: "

A tribute, not a memorial


In the early nineties, when David Vaskevitch decided that Microsoft should tackle the enterprise database business, the first thing he did was pick up the phone. He dialed the sharpest software minds he knew, and he asked each one who he should talk to about all things DB. They all gave the same answer: Jim Gray. And each described him in exactly the same way: Jim Gray, they said, is smarter than I am.…

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(Via The Register.)