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Old 12-21-2007, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default Homer vs. Welty

It is curious that email program names have shifted from Eudora Welty , a twentieth century author (1909-2001), to characters in the Odyssey, a 7th or 8th century BC poem, and Pegasus, a mythical flying horse from Greek mythology.

Assigning names to things has always been important, and sometimes difficult. Computer software has had its share of curious names, and I suppose always will.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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Pegasus may be as old a program as Eudora. Older, perhaps. Eudora only goes back as far as Windows, doesn't it? Pegasus dates back to DOS

   
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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Eudora has been around for the Mac for ages, though perhaps not back to DOS. Not sure, though.

   
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Eudora has been around for the Mac for ages, though perhaps not back to DOS. Not sure, though.
Well the about box of version 6.2 says
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:47 AM   #5
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That’s close to forever in computer terms!

   
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Why would it be Eudora Welty and not the star (one of the Hyades) or one of the towns, no doubt all referring back to the star or the myth? Does it say on the box?
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Why would it be Eudora Welty and not the star (one of the Hyades) or one of the towns, no doubt all referring back to the star or the myth? Does it say on the box?
The email program Eudora was named for Eudora Welty, because she wrote a short story called

"Why I Live at the Post Office."


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