Eric Brewer (scientist) Eric A. Brewer is the main inventor of a wireless networking scheme called WiLDNet which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the developing world. He was made a tenured professor at UC Berkeley. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation.
On Friday 4th June 1976, in a small upstairs room away from the main concert auditorium, the Sex Pistols kicked off their first gig at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall . There's some confusion as to who exactly was there in the audience that night, partly because there was another concert just six weeks later, but mostly because it's considered to be a gig that changed western music culture forever. So iconic and important has that appearance become that David Nolan wrote a book, I Swear I Was There: The Gig That Changed the World , investigating just whose claim to have been present was justified. Because the 4th of June is generally considered to be the genesis of punk rock 6 . Brewer's CAP Theorem
Fallacies of Distributed Computing The Fallacies of Distributed Computing are a set of assumptions that L. Peter Deutsch and others at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation) originally asserted programmers new to distributed applications invariably make. These assumptions ultimately prove false, resulting either in the failure of the system, a substantial reduction in system scope, or in large, unplanned expenses required to redesign the system to meet its original goals. The fallacies The fallacies are summarized below: