What is in a Name?

Many people have come to me asking what the heck does the Blog name mean? I have the same as my handle on MSN Messenger also and I get the same question there. For the non-techy folks, it is quite interesting that the first thing that comes to their mind is that there is a virus. Hmm, have we rooted this fear so deeply in them now? If so then probably we have failed, but thats another story. Anyways, if you read carefully my handle reads IUnkown [Deprecated]. For those of you who were lucky enough to program against COM, you would know that IUnkown is the main interface that all COM objects had to inherit – it’s the equivalent to object in Java or .NET; or as I like to say, “Mother of COM” :). With the release of .NET though, COM in general is deprecated now, with minimal new development on COM (or that is what common sense would dictate), hence IUnkown [Deprecated].

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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