Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 4: St. Isidore of Seville

c.560-636

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.

3 comments:

  1. Isadore - what a great name for a computer geek

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  2. 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.

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

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