May 7th, 2003, 09:00 PM
Fate or coincidence
This is in the letters section in the new issue of 2600 magazine. Though ya'll might like this.
Source: 2600 Magazine
Regarding Mirco$oft's aptly named "Palladium," I find their choice of nomenclature extremely intriguing. The New English Penguin Dictionary defines the meaning of palladium as : "something that gives protection; a safeguard." Fair enough. We can see Mirco$oft's motivation behind the naming convention. However, the attached etymology states: "via Latin from Greek palladion, epithet of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom. The safety of Troy was believed to depend on a statue of Athena" (dictionary extracts edited for brevity).
So she failed in her endeavor, looking more foolish than wise. It absolutely amazes me that Mirco$oft names their proposed technology after a statue that watched over a city that was famous for its capture by means of a Trojan Horse (according to Greek mythology).
How ironic! An apparent paradox? Is Mirco$oft building a large hollow horse which it hopes to deliver to unsuspecting Trojans (users) as Palladium? Fate or coincidence? You decide.
Johannesburg, South Africa
"Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always paradise": thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
May 21st, 2003, 03:45 AM
ah Microsoft ...always coming up with some ideas...
July 10th, 2003, 07:14 PM
July 10th, 2003, 07:47 PM
from the makers of win98/win2000/winNT/winXP we bring you the new winTROJAN! hah, It's probibly just a name that M$ forgot to look into? thats the only explination I can put forth right now.
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