In the course of my desultory wanderings on the Internet, the other day, I happened to walk into an aviary—one with no birds.
Sure enough, that would be a crushing disappointment to an ornithologist, but I’m not one. I’m merely curious. So, I hovered there for a while, tinkering with a few buttons.
Aviary turned out to be a photo editor, whose individual tools are named after—you guessed it—birds, and have miniature eggs, for logos, which I found very pretty: myna, phoenix, peacock, toucan, raven, falcon, and talon.
Why are software programmers so fascinated with avian nomenclature? What was the inspiration behind creating these ornate, egg-shaped logos? The famed Fabergé eggs? It’s likely the fact that birds lay eggs.