„At the time, Nixon was normalizing relations with China. I figured that if he could normalize relations, then so could I.“

—  E. F. Codd

http://www.dba-oracle.com/oracle_tips_codd_obit.htm
Relational Database: A Practical Foundation for Productivity (1982)

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computer scientist 1923 - 2003

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