Friday, August 24, 2012

chill out, man

from here

it really makes you wonder what the folks at amazon were thinking when they named their new back-up service "Glacier". i can imagine they were thinking that they could say it freezes your data so it never changes, but a) glaciers are so synonymous with slow that the word "glacial" actually means 'extremely slow', and b)  freezing generally doesn't end well for the thing that gets frozen. in fact, Robert Frost penned a rather famous poem that touches on just that concept:
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.