This is a classic web experience. I was investigating ways to speed up build times. I was reading about Electric Cloud, which builds a tool for distributing builds. Poking around, I looked at their management page. Turns out John Ousterhout is their CEO. I mentioned it to a co-worker, who hadn’t heard of him, so I said “he’s the guy that designed Tcl“, and I pronounced it “tickle”. “Is that the way that’s pronounced?” he asked. So I looked it up, and found this useful reference: YOO-nicks pro-NUN-see-a-shun. Another productive day on the web.