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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Panacea

Panacea is a word that the Microsoft staff seems unnaturally addicted to. It is not where the dinosaurs lived.

A panacea is like a "silver bullet" or a kryptonite cross, that is, something that cures all of your problems. Specifically, a panacea refers to a cure-all for health problems (as the legendary Greek goddess was fabled to do), but it is more broadly applied to other problems, and almost always in the negative sense. For example, you might hear that "Technology is not a panacea", that is, it doesn't solve all problems. However, if technology was a silver bullet, that would have some interesting implications...

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