This column is the first installment of a new series bearing the title, Epimetheus / Prometheus Speaks. Why the flowery title, you ask? Those of us with a smattering of Greek mythology will recognize the name Prometheus as the name of the demi-god responsible for delivering fire to the first men - a parable for the discovery of technology. It's a strange twist of fate that fewer people know about Epimetheus, Prometheus's brother and fellow Titan, who was the shaper/creator of mortal man. Their names, translated literally, are Forethought (Prometheus) and Afterthought (Epimetheus) - thus bringing us to my rationale for the naming of the column. Depending on the content of my writing, I'll categorize the article as being one of Prometheus, thus representing a forward-thinking point-of-view, or one of Epimetheus, representing an article that is mainly reflective. In this way, I can pay small homage to these legendary figures of the classical age, and invoke their presence, just like any other humble writer. So without further adieu..."
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