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Gary Bernhardt @garybernhardt
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I wrote a bunch of horribly awkward code, then deleted it and replaced it with eight lines of SQL (max width 64 chars). Greetings from 1974.
Update: six lines!
"The relational view (or model) of data described in Section 1 appears to be superior in several respects to the [document database model, roughly -GRB] presently in vogue for [databases that merely store data]."

-- Codd in 1970, but could've been 2018.…
Codd didn't live to see MongoDB, but dude was prone to saltiness and I suspect he would've been Very Mad.
Imagine that you invent and publicly describe a very good way of computering. Then you watch Larry Ellison make $60b by selling a bad way of computering that he claims is an implementation of your good way of computering. Now your good thing is buried under his bad thing.
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