Many people have come to me asking what the heck does the Blog name mean? I have the same as my handle on MSN Messenger also and I get the same question there.

For the non-techy folks, it is quite interesting that the first thing that comes to their mind is that there is a virus. Hmm, have we rooted this fear so deeply in them now? If so then probably we have failed, but thats another story. Anyways, if you read carefully my handle reads IUnkown [Deprecated].

For those of you who were lucky enough to program against COM, you would know that IUnkown is the main interface that all COM objects had to inherit - it’s the equivalent to object in Java or .NET; or as I like to say, “Mother of COM” 😃.

With the release of .NET though, COM in general is deprecated now, with minimal new development on COM (or that is what common sense would dictate), hence IUnkown [Deprecated].