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Definition: Tower of Babel


The computer industry in the 20th and 21st centuries. There are countless arbitrary names made up every day for products and functions in this fast-paced field, which is changing constantly, even as you read this paragraph. See naming fiascos and standards.




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