there are only six kinds of names in tech:
a) normal phrase with superlative
b) "what if we called it wi-fi... because it's like sci-fi"
c) "what if we called it compact disc... because the disc is compact"
d) a cool word, not necessarily english
e) acronym that describes the concept
f) Software Relations Working Group Standard Task Force ACCC 12589 rev. 6
@00dani hmm, idk, i guess not
well then instead of minidisc, a better example would be "hi-fi", which means "high fidelity", and i'm fairly sure nobody abbreviates it to HF,,,
@LunaDragofelis @00dani category B is supposed to be names that exist solely because they sound cool, like windows AERO (it supposedly stands for "Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, Open", but it's not category E because windows vista's theme is none of those things)
hi-fi isn't just solely intended to sound cool, it does actually have a meaning
@lynnesbian what about the category of "fuck, we can't trademark the name we were planning on using? i guess we'll use the code name then", .e.g. bluetooth
or like how the successor to the GBA was codenamed the nintendo Developer's System, but everybody really liked the name so they called it the nintendo Dual Screen
or how microsoft came up with a bunch of names for the original xbox, and really didn't like the name xbox (which was short for directX box), but the public loved it so they went with it
category G: the begrudging "i guess we'll use the placeholder name then" name
@firstname.lastname@example.org like, the category is the same lmao but it's a fun piece of trivia
... if you like trivia
@lynnesbian Interestingly, Wi-Fi was meant to evoke "Hi-Fi" (High Fidelity Audio Systems). That worked out well for them /s
@lynnesbian with the last one you're specifially targetting "X.Org Foundation X11R7.7 release katamari", right?
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