"It's called Dylan because it's so cool that nobody understands it." -- a manager in the Newton Group
[Kind of tounge-in-cheek; I didn't see that it was particularly difficult to grok]
The Newton was going to be programmed in Dylan from the metal on up. The week that it was decided to write it all in C++, there were a lot of glum ex-Dylan programmers wandering the halls, clutching copies of the C++ ARM.