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2008-05-19 09:00:26

By Brad Stone Tributes on the Web site of Richard Gordon's company strike all of the uplifting chords one would expect of a digital maverick. He is described as a "trailblazing businessman" who is "operating in the front ranks of those transforming the Internet into the global marketplace of the future." There is an echo of truth in all of this. Though most Internet buffs have probably never heard of him, Gordon, 62, played a significant role in the birth of electronic commerce. While...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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