The word “vector” has a couple of definitions, one of them being a mammal, bird, insect or organism that transmits disease pathogens. To cite Wikipedia: “In epidemiology, a vector is any agent (person, animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism.”
Clearly, there is no link or association between these two products. I’m sure “Vector” is a very good cereal, but I’ve never bought it, being unable to move past its unfortunate name.
PS: I hope I’m not being unfair to Vector. None of the comments published on Kellogg’s website questions this cereal’s name, so perhaps this isn’t a big deal. Here’s one of many laudatory comments that caught my eye:
By Capt. Planet
|Cereal Rating (out of 5):|
Vector cereal is the best thing that's ever happened to my life. 10 years ago - I lost my prized tortoise in a sailing accident and it devastated me. I didn't know where to turn but Vector cereal was always there for me, whenever I would feel sad I would get a fresh bowl of Vector and it would raise my spirits tenfold and I would be filled with love for all creatures of the world. It also has 13 grams of protein for when I lift things up and put them down.
Comment submitted: 4/12/2012 (#7124)
These excellent drop cookies are a recipe from my childhood. I’m happy to say they use corn flakes.
½ c. granulated sugar
¼ tsp. vanilla
1-¾ -to- 2 c. corn flakes