Apple’s Babelfish

Babelfish was a technology part of the ill-fated Apple-IBM Taligent project in the early Nineties.

Babelfish t-shirtTotally unrelated to Yahoo!’s translation service but sharing the same Douglas Adams reference, Apple’s Babelfish was a network communications framework and the name was chosen because it was designed to support multiple communication protocols.

It disappeared leaving no trace: well, almost, if you don’t consider the promotional t-shirt made by the team which also shows the Taligent logo on the sleeve.

The t-shirt actually contains another tidbit of geek culture: the fish depicted isn’t an original illustration but is taken from a print by M.C. Escher.

Thursday 19 February 2009, 1:10 pm
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  1. And actually there is a way to get one of those ?

    Comment by kOoLiNUS — February 23, 2009 @ 7:54 am

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