2.2. A Technique Without a Name
Now, if I had been smart, I would have given the technology a name then and there, and thus ensured my place in Web history, shutting up the client as well. After all, a name is a thing of power, and the client, not wanting to sound stupid for not knowing what the acronym meant, would have saved more than 2 hours of my life that were spent re-enacting the scene of peasants with pitch forks from the 1931 version of Frankenstein, minus the tongs. Unfortunately, I drew an absolute blank and just called it as it was.
With apologies to the people who make the cleanser and the detergent, legend has it that the original Ajax was the second most powerful of the Greek warriors at Troy. Even though he had some issues (who in the Illiad didn't?), his strength and skill in battle were second to none (well, okay, second only to Achilles). In naming the technology Ajax, Jesse James Garrett gave the technology both Ajax's strengths and issues.