Laying the Foundation: Revolution, Math for Databases and Big Data
Databases and American democracy both started with someone applying intellect to lay a foundation. Today I find the efforts of two whose intellectual endeavors laid a foundation are in need of advocacy, so here we go. One foundation-layer, David Childs, published important computer science research in the 20th century. The other, Thomas Jefferson, was an 18th century political thought leader, a Founding Father of a new republic, and the author of many important documents.