The day of St. Isidore (the patron Saint of the Internet)
Usually we think that the name-day saints and patrons – this is a tribute to the past traditions of our grandparents that have no relation to the modern world. But it turns out that even this latest achievements of civilization as the Internet, there is also the patron Saint – Saint Isidore.
The real story of Isidore Sevillan, a Catholic Bishop who lived in the seventh century, was also associated with the development of new knowledge and technologies. His research were associated with the creation of the twenty volumes of the first theoretical works on etymology, which was essentially the world's first encyclopedia, and dissemination of philosophical thought of Aristotle in Spanish lands. It has been revered as the patron Saint of students. Many researchers agree that Isidore was one of the wisest people of all ages.
In 1999, thanks to Pope John Paul II in the maintenance of Isidore were given to all users of computers and the Internet. Because the world wide web – this is a huge treasure trove of knowledge and experience that humanity has accumulated over its history.
There is also an Internet legend, according to which the choice of the patron Saint was associated with date – 4.04, which equate to an error 404 ("Page not found"). But this version seems to be "tight".
In addition, on April 4 is the professional holiday of Internet developers and web masters. Despite the informality of this holiday, every year it is becoming more and more popular, and therefore, this tradition is becoming more and more entrenched among the people.
Congratulations, dear Internet users! C holiday!