Using Xmas instead of Christmas was originally a respectful abbreviation that openly acknowledged the speaker’s belief in the divinity of Christ. It’s funny that we assume anything that looks like English’s letter X must imply antagonism or deletion in every language in which it’s used, just because we often use it that way. Sometimes a letter is just a letter.
We have no complaints; ENGINE stepped up to the challenge. For example, during our 2008 site project it took some extra steps to marry ENGINE’s code with our museum’s website. But with Ben’s assistance, this process was very smooth, and in turn, made the 2009 site project even better.
– Armistead Booker, Associate media designer
American Museum of Natural History