The Story on my New MacBook’s Name


Since college, I have used deities and other characters in Greek mythology as the names of my computing devices. My previous generation MacBook Pro was named Eos (another story in and of itself), and when it came time to name my [two] new machines, two names stood out for what should be an obvious reason.

In Greek mythology, Eos was the Titan goddess of the dawn and had many children. Through Astraeus, she bore ten; among them, Eosphorus, the morning star, and Hesperus, the evening star.

Eosphorus, then, is the machine I use by day, at the office, and Hesperus is the machine I use by night, at home.