Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 4: St. Isidore of Seville


Selected by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications as Patron Saint of computers, computer users, computer programmers, and the Internet, presumably because he created the 22-volume Etymologiae.

I think it's because he's usually depicted as reading a users manual. Only a saint would bother doing that.


Ann said...

Isadore - what a great name for a computer geek

Chris, Rosie & Nicholas said...

I love that his name translates literally as "Gift of Isis." Apparently one of the few names from the Hellenistic pagan world to survive into common use after Constantine.

deodate said...

And, only a saint would have the patience to get through it.