為什麼這麼難找到對Raymond Boyce圖片的引用?


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雷蒙德·博伊斯(Raymond Boyce)是關係數據庫的首批開拓者之一,也是SQL的聯合開發者,但是幾乎找不到他的照片:https://www.google.com/search?q=raymond+f+boyce&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiBrvvZwdTqAhXlgHMKHUyTDPIQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=raymond+f+boyce&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzIECCMQJzIECCMQJzICCAAyBggAEAcQHjIECAAQGDIECAAQGDIECAAQGFCPLVj_WGC5WWgAcAB4AIABMIgBMJIBATGYAQCgAQGqAQtnd3Mtd2l6LWltZ8ABAQ&sclient=img&ei=1LcRX4F05YHOA8ymspAP&bih=937&biw=1920&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB859GB859

所有結果都表明,一個看起來大約60歲以上但博伊斯去世的人只有27歲。我能找到的他的唯一照片是在數據庫管理系統上的這張幻燈片中:https://slideplayer.com/slide/13584514/

圖片質量看起來可能是70年代左右(當博伊斯20多歲時),照片中的人年齡大致相同。但是谷歌搜索類似圖像絕對不會產生任何結果。

我發現,很難找到某人在真正出名之前已經死亡的70年代的照片。但是共同創建SQL是一件大事。即使有合理的答案...

  • 為什麼沒有Raymond Boyce的照片?或
  • 該幻燈片的製作人在哪兒得到了其他圖像?

...對於最奇怪的問題,我無法給出任何明智的答案...

  • 為什麼他們在論壇上沒有話題,問他們在哪裡可以得到他的真實照片?

說實話,這是我多年來沒有人問過的第一個類似問題。有什麼想法嗎?

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I think the answer to the main question is clear from his Wikipedia biography: Boyce died in 1974 aged 27, the same year SQL was released. He was a young researcher working for IBM in a pre-digital age, so there would have been very few reasons why photographs of him would have been taken and published during his tragically short life. And his input to computer science, while important, is not significant enough to prompt his few short biographical notes to make the effort to seek out personal photographs.

That doesn’t explain why some online biographies seem to use clearly incorrect photographs, though these may just be a result of bad web searching or scraping.

Update: I suspect this is Boyce’s grave.

Update #2: I contacted Professor Kimelfeld, who confirmed that the photo used in the slides was obtained directly from colleagues at IBM Almaden who had worked with Boyce.