The Critical 'I'

Read. React. Repeat.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

It's nice to see some signs of literary creativity in unexpected places. Quovadx is a Denver-area software company whose name is a play on one or more things:

- "Quo Vadis", Henryk Sienkiewicz's epic novel of Christianity in the time of Emperor Nero;

- The literal Latin translation of "quo vadis", meaning "where are you going?";

- John 13:36, the Biblical passage from which the title is taken:
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later."
Unfortunately for Quovadx, what was a rhetorical question becomes an ominous one for the company's brass, as the CEO and CFO have resigned pending an SEC investigation.