Absinthe is highly alcoholic beverage which distilled by using flowers and leaves of Artemisia Absinthium.In 1550 B.C there were some evidence that ancient Egyptians used this green leaves for medical purposes. They named this as Ebers Papyrus. Absinthe is a French word. That refers either beverage or grand wormwood plant. But according to the Greeks absinthe means ‘undrinkable’.
Absinthe is normally green colored liquor. Therefore in historical literature Absinthe refers as green fairy. There are so many stories regarding famous people who were addicted absinthe. Some of them are Vincent van Gogh, Oscar wild, Aleister Crowley, Earnest Hemingway, Charles Baudelaire,Amedeo Modigliani, and Arthur Rimbaud Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
But absinthe brings bad effects to health. It always refers as dangerously addictive psychoactive drug. In 18th century it became more popular all over the Europe. Because of that some countries of Europe had to ban this alcohol.
Presently the name ‘Absinthe’ is not merely a drink. But it refers a software that can jailbreak iPhones ,iPads and iPods in order to run third party applications in spite of Apple Inc. restrictions.
In one hand Absinthe is a drink, on the other hand its software. At surface Level they are not similar. Then why the team of the Chronic Dev. Decided to use this word to interpret their jailbreaking software?
Absinthe is a highly addicted drink as mention above. Absinthe software is also highly influenced by the users. Perhaps this may be the reason that they named this software as ‘Absinthe’.
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