Word of the day

The word for today is…

calliope (noun) – 1. (Greek Mythology) The Muse of epic poetry.
2. A musical instrument fitted with steam whistles, played from a keyboard.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1858, “steam-whistle keyboard organ,” named for Calliope, ninth and chief muse, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry, Latinised from Greek Kalliope, literally “beautiful-voiced,” from kalli-, combining form of kallos “beauty” + opos (genitive of *ops) “voice,” related to Latin vox.

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.