The blogged wandering of Robert W. Anderson
Mary Jo Foley asks, Why ‘Azure’? She uses Anand Iyer’s answer (from his post):
Azure is a vibrant, dynamic and uplifting color. Azure is also linked to the image of the blue sky and, by extension, ‘the cloud.’
I think there is a more direct association between azure and the Windows cloud:
- Clouds are opaque.
- If you put a window in a cloud, you can see through to the clear sky.
- The clear sky is azure.
So, Windows in the Cloud == Windows Azure
Tags: Azure, Clouds, PDC, PDC2008, Windows
wrote @ November 12th, 2008 at 5:25 am
I figured it meant it wasn’t just associated with the sky — but that it _was_ the sky, a container for clouds, making it the platform. Bigger than the cloud, a hierarchical order above it.
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