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Definition: Tower of Babel


The computer industry is truly a Tower of Babel. In this fast-paced field, there are countless arbitrary names made up every day for hardware models, software applications, programming routines and menu selections. Worse yet, the names are constantly changed for marketing purposes or attempts at improvement. As you finish reading this paragraph, a thousand names have changed, and that is an understatement. See naming fiascos, Babel and standards.




The Biblical Tower
Babel is the biblical story in Genesis about people building a steeple to reach heaven. God then split their single spoken language into many to confuse and scatter them across the world.