mahired at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 11:55:21 EST 2007
I don't think it has anything to do with Gaelic, I think it is an
abbreviation of "*FI*ber *O*ptic *S*ervice".
On Nov 9, 2007 11:44 AM, Johnson, Steve (NIH/OD/ORS) [E] <
johnsons at vrp.ncrr.nih.gov> wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FiOS has the following quote:
> According to Verizon, "Fios" is an Irish (Gaelic) word for "knowledge".
> Does anybody have any clues about what "gaellic" is, I mean is there a
> body of literature/folklore there - whatever. Maybe this is the land of
> winged faeries.
> Not that any of this is going to add greatly to my inisights to the FiOS
> technology* but pursuant to all the computer hoopla about gurus and wizards,
> well following that tack I have read the mediaeval Nibelungensleid (don't
> put a dragon in front of Sigfried - there will be an attach) and Tristan
> (more by the troubadours) and then the wizard Merlin (Geoffrey of Monmouth -
> see wikisource. I can only conclude that as Larry Wall said, leave wizard's
> contests alone, stay out of them. unless you like windy weather)
> *it is already too late to help with my stumbling knowledge of terminal
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