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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 5.08 pm, Thursday 20th October, 2005
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The poll seems to have gone in the favour of the status quo. For anyne interested, here are some of the references of the choices.

Trismegistus (spelt wrong on the poll) is not a reference to Hermes Trismegistus at all. It's a reference to Tristram Shandy, whose father wished him to be called Trismegistus, or thrice majestic, I believe. However, the nurse conveying these orders could only remember it was Tris something, and the boy was baptised Tristram, a most diresome name.

Bartlebooth from Georges Perec's Life: A User's Manual. The character constructs an elaborate plan to waste 50 years of his life and have absolutely nothing to show for it. It seemed apt given how much of my life is drained away sitting in front of that screen.

Aristophanes was a suggestion of my housemate Max. He suggested something greek and I love a good farce.

Oberon was a suggestion of my housemate Oscar. He is afraid of my computer. It stares at him. He cowers.

Dave is my name for things that have no name. synonymous with thingy.

Duran Duran is a reference to the baddy in Barbarella, where the band took the name from. My last computer was called Barbarella, my phone is called Pygar and my robotic jellyfish is called Mathmos.

Caine is a reference to an old sketch from The Infinite Number of Monkeys Do Gravity, where Adam throws the depressingly thin "First Book of Baby Names" at the serpent. The serpent shouts out "Don't throw that bloody book at me". "I'll call him Caine!" cries Adam.

Dirk from Dirk Gently. Great book.

Garrick from David Garrick, the actor. Great bloke.

Other is the best name for a computer I've ever heard, yet no votes.

Aside from that, life in the library is quiet. Time passes all to easily. Half five already. How did that happen?
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