Microsoft goes after Tolkien

Er, Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows, hitherto known as Longhorn, willl now be called ‘Vista’, if you please. I’m sure the awfully clever folks who came up with this daft name are aware that they tread in the footsteps of J. R. R. Tolkien, who first revealed that Vista is a part of the atmosphere that surrounds the world of Arda before the cataclysm at the end of the Second Age. It’s the cataclysm bit I like.