Re: "a vote-tracking system named—of all things—Gordon"
"Of all things" means "out of all the names they could possibly have chosen".
Originally Posted by Olympian
I think the point they are making about Gordon is that it is rather mundane. The other processes were given rather unusual and interesting names (Dreamcatcher and Narwhal) but this had a somewhat dull and boring name (with apologies to any users of this forum called Gordon!)
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