Archive: December 13th, 2002

Xmess

It’s that time of year again when everywhere I look, I see the abbreviation "Xmas".

Now, I understand the history behind it and it has become second nature to mentally substitute a "Christ" for the "X".

But what happens if this mental substitution spills over into other X-words?

Microsoft would be the manufacturers of the Christbox (as well as Windows Christ P), Bryan Singer would be the director of Christ-men, my Mac would be running OS Christ and this website would be written in ChristHTML.

Google

Steven Levy has written a great article outlining the history of Google and how it has come to dominate life on- and offline.

What I find funny is that even the people inside the googleplex get spam emails like this:

“Dear google.com,

I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories…”

She Haw