Those of you who have seen me presenting will have noted that there is a magic spell I use every time something spellbinding happens while Adobe technology is at work.
That word is "Adobecadbra!" (with the exclamation mark). If you want to read about the etimology of the original incantation you can take a look here. There are several theories about the origin of the word, but the one I like best is the Aramaic source: "I create as I speak".
On a lighter side... In ancient times, however, it was taken much more seriously as an incantation to be used as a cure for lack of inspiration and the stress created by increasingly short dealines.The first known mention of the word was in the 2nd century A.D. in a poem called De Grafica Praecepta by Rufus Migrans, scribe to the Roman emperor Caracalla, who prescribed that the sufferer from the disorder wear an amulet containing the word written in the form of an inverted cone:
This, Rufus explained, diminishes the hold of the spirit of the affliction over the patient.
I have unburied this ancient spell for you; feel free to use it everytime you click that mouse and see something magical happen. It will become second nature. I will also be using that spell as a Category in this blog to signal shamanistic things I have been shown during my journeys.