The G-d Box
Here's what our aggrieved correspondent has to say:
In your story on Xirrus you use the term "God box". While I realize the term was not coined by Unstrung please refrain from using it in the future. It is highly offensive to cheapen his name by using it as an adjective to describe a piece of electronic equipment. How about 'multi-function' or 'multi-feature'?
I'd be interested in hearing from other readers about their views on this one. It's not like there isn't some prior art here -- some of the older hacks in the office told me that this term has been used in networking circles since at least the 1990s. Then they tried to tell me about token ring networking, too, but I ran off, mumbling something about having a case study to finish.
Anyways, if we lose "the God box" do we have to cut the concept of "intelligent network design" as well?
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung