I just read Sun’s announcement of “Project Hamburg”. I am not sure what it is about, but that is not very important in this context. I have worked a bit with Intel lately and gotten introduced into a whole new world of code names such as Mccaslin, Menlow and so on. Up until now, most of them were obscure enough that I thought they were just random names picked from somewhere, but they are, like Sun’s names of geographical features, be it towns, cities, rivers or something else. The reason for this naming is, like Sun’s, that geographical names can’t be trademarked, though in this particular case, Sun supplied a short list of “why Hamburg” with some references to Hamburg’s history.