As you probably have heard by now, Apple unveiled a “new” coined language “Swift“. Swift apparently works side by side with Objective-C. The new code presented will be interactive, fun, and above all lightning-fast. With the announcement came a 500 page iBook that was ready for download for those who wanted to learn the new language. Very exciting. Above all, the actual release received the biggest applause by the audience observing the keynote.
And now the TWIST
At the bottom of the Apple’s website there is linkage to a third party website:
Looking for the Swift parallel scripting language? Please visit http://swift-lang.org
The website was immediately down after the announcement and the following message was posted on the swift-lang.org website:
Here’s where it gets interesting. Upon performing a Whois on swift-lang.org following information was revealed:
Hmmm? Whats this:
When you go to the website it will take you to Mathematics and Computer Science (Argonne National Laboratory). If you scroll all the way to the bottom you will see this fine logo: (US Department of Energy):
Now if you go to search and type in: Swift, you will get the following:
And here we see the name of the person who registered the domain name originally. And it appears the program is part of University of Chicago.
Its just interesting to see the “connections”. You can draw up your own conclusion.
Regardless, I’m truly excited in seeing Swift at work.