Microsoft bosses might have a thing with Greek mythology, as they decided that their upcoming iPod competitor shall bear the code-name “Argo”.
According to Seattle Times columnist Brier Dudley, Microsoft's new device will be much more than an iPod alternative. It seems that Microsoft is aiming at several birds with the same stone, because, as Dudley puts it,
“this is more than just another MP3 player. It will also compete with game players from Sony and Nintendo that have long had Wi-Fi and work as media players, Internet terminals and communication devices.”
Originally, Microsoft's new device was supposed to be focused only on features that the iPod didn't have (yet), such as a wireless Internet connection.
In Greek mythology, “Argo” was the ship that Jason used when he left overseas in search of the Golden Fleece. While he did retrieve the Fleece, everything else managed to crumble in his life, and legend says Jason died when the ship collapsed on him. Hope Microsoft won't encounter a similar fate.