May 24th, 2007

DLR

The Scarlett Thomas novel which has so thrilled atomicrazorfeed also trading as pmcray contains, as truth, the urban legend about the Chevy Nova not selling in Mexico because of the name's similiarity to 'no va' http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp.
However, perhaps Microsoft would not have named the add-on to the CLR for dynamic languages the DLR if they had enjoyed that particular fine piece of public transport http://www.tfl.gov.uk/dlr/ in the rush-hour.
Then again, it could be another subtle Microsoft denigration of technologies contrary to the plans for world domination. As in CLR is to Jubilee line as DLR is to DLR.

I'll get me coat.