For the past few days I have been reading about the disappearance of Jim Gray, a prominent MS Research scientist from our internal ADE (academic developer evangelists) DL. Although I do not know Jim personally, but I came across his contributions in the field of Computer Science especially around the field of database systems.
Last Sunday (Jan 28 07), Jim went on a solo sailing trip to Farallon Islands but hasn’t return home since then. At your charity, please pray for his safe return and his family during this difficult time.
Jim Gray (wiki) (Microsoft Research home page)
Turing Award Winner goes missing (vnunet.com)
Search continues for Microsoft researcher missing at sea (Mercurynews.com)
(7/2) Update: http://kschofield.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!4C58DDFAA6673C69!836.entry