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blah509
2005-12-30, 13:56
I just emailed Pandora (http://pandora.com/)to find out if they support Slimserver - The email and response are as follows:


me -

Is there a way to get a link to play through my slimserver (http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html)? I am running this at home and would love to play my Pandora station through my Squeezebox.....( http://www.slimdevices.com/index.html)

Thank You for a great product////////

g

Pandora -

Hi G,

Stay tuned for slimdevces squeezebox support. It may be in the near future!

Best,

Vic @ Pandora


....we'll see (shrug)

g

Michaelwagner
2005-12-30, 22:17
A curious name for a product ...

from the wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora


To punish mankind, Zeus ordered the other gods to make Pandora as a poisoned gift for man.


The story of Pandora's Box can be interpreted in more than one way, but one obvious moral is that of "curiosity killed the cat".

blah509
2005-12-31, 07:21
heh

I guess it is followed by the lesser music genome project name

but....you are right...who comes up with this stuff?

I have to admit though, I kind of like the latter name..IMO

g

Michaelwagner
2005-12-31, 07:27
Well, when I learned about Pandora, back in high school or so, Pandora's box was the thing you never wanted to open.

Who would name a product after something large parts of the educated world had been taught never to open?

Siduhe
2005-12-31, 08:29
The literal translation of Pandora is "all-gifted one"...

funkstar
2005-12-31, 12:01
Well, when I learned about Pandora, back in high school or so, Pandora's box was the thing you never wanted to open.

Who would name a product after something large parts of the educated world had been taught never to open?
yeah, but if you take it slightly less litteraly it makes sense. By using their service/technology you are opening yourself up to a "pandoras box" of other artists. Perhaps this saying has a slightly different meaning in the UK, but to me it would mean that it was introducing me to a lot of other stuff i wouldn't have found otherwise.

It does sound like a very interesting service though

Michaelwagner
2005-12-31, 12:25
The literal translation of Pandora is "all-gifted one"...
Yes, she was endowed with all sorts of gifts. Including the box, which was, if you will, a poison pill.

The Pandora legend is the equivalent in Judeo-Christian ethics of the Garden of Eden story ...

Pandora's box was, in modern parliance, a can of worms that couldn't be closed once opened, and brought with it the downfall of society (or in the garden of Eden, the expulsion from Eden).

In any case, it may be a great concept, but it's an odd name.