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2010-01-27 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basho Technologies, Inc. today announced Dr. Eric Brewer, Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley and formerly founder and Chief Scientist of Inktomi Corporation, a leading provider of scalable search (sold to Yahoo! in 2003), is joining the Basho Board of Directors and he will serve as an active advisor on Basho's product roadmap. Dr. Brewer begins in his dual roles effective immediately. Dr. Brewer, globally...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'