Whatsapp, 8.ta, Yello, Ekse, awe,sho, Hello?
Interesting how people come up with names in the technology dominated world we live in today.Some of these words you ask yourself what on earth were they thinking or doing to come up with such words. Some of them are just brilliant while some of them no longer represent the company but have become words that describe certain actions and activities. Some are almost dead and buried so I can’t add them on MySpace. I am sure there are plenty of such words out there that you know of that I probably didn’t cover so please share them. Click on the highlighted word to find out more about its origin. Let’s have fun.
Sumtyms iThink IT ppl r js plain lzy 2 txt in ful. We ratha js ctrl C then Ctrl V or if its dat much info den Ctrl A, Ctrl C ,Alt Tab, Ctrl V usually duz da trik. @ tymswi Ctrl X n Ctrl V tho wi hv a habit of 4gttin 2 Ctrl S b4 wi Ctrl Alt F4. Lol, if u rily nid F1 2 rid dis den wi knw u r studying HR or medicine. Wi js hope u knw ur tablets frm Tablets
Speaking of tablets its interesting how Tablets are no longer representing medical prescriptions but computer devices. There are plenty of brands of Tablets but it seems everybody refers to them as iPads. We also have ThinkPads…Pads Pads Pads!!! I bet Androids from another Galaxy will also want to dominate and be a Nexus. HP and Playbook take Note
For those new to IT let me school you about the Cloud, aka Cloud Computing which is a new common word. And no I azure you, it doesn’t refer to sitting on the cloud and working from there and the chances of seeing any clouds when referring to Cloud computing are slim unless you actually look into the sky. Your information can be mobile, no need for USB’s, location is no longer an issue. So whether you are in Nairobi, Lesotho or the Amazon you can work and save you information without the need for extra hardware. Its like bing in your Office 365. There is iCloud, SkyDrive, Gdrive and Dropbox
We are having less educated people and more Smartphones. What is this world coming to? The Rand still struggles while apps seem like the new economy
Apple and Blackberry no longer represent fruits but massive Technology brands; well at least one of them is massive while the other fruit is a major hit in South Africa. Did the late Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak love apples that much?The person who came up with the name Siri for the iPhone 4S surely doesn’t know Japanese (iBurst with laughter). Thanks to the OTHER fruit phone we have less “Please call Me’s” going around. My lecturer used to warm me about worms, Hackers, Trojans and about giving away my passwords. Now we giving away our PINS so we can chat. Black Berry Madness (BBM) has taken over!!! It’s the new South African revolution
Searching for information on the internet is no longer browsing but goggling. The word Google refers to a major player in the IT sector but more people use it as a doing word more than describing the company. Interesting to know that the name Google was actually a spelling mistake that was accidently registered as a company name. It was supposed to have been called Googol. True story. You can Bing it if you have doubts
I would really love to know how Microsoft came up with the word Bing…sounds like someone hit a bright idea then went Bing. And its seems the word Zune almost landed Microsoft in hot waters with certain fractions of the Jewish community. But thank you Microsoft for the Mango, I love it. Now I can do the Tango while I wait for Apollo(Windows Phone 8) to land. I’m sure it warm up things in Finland
Wikipedia…portmanteau(fancy way of saying that we are going to take 2 words, mashed them together and pray a new concept will pop up that people will love). Let’s test it out: The sum of portmanteau of wiki and encyclopedia = Wikipedia. Now there you go kids, you can start doing your homework. If all fails just Google it. Information is free but give credit to the publishers
TWITTER, TWEET, TWIT, TWEEPS, TWEETING. Let me RETWEET that, I mean retype that. TWITTER, TWEET, TWIT, TWEEPS, TWEETING. Nobody should ever say birds have never contributed to society. Here is a tip: You might just as well tag along, join my circle and follow me in my Hangout place on Facebook. I will follow back if I like .I’m sure we can get LinkedIn and do business privately or just BranchOut depending on what is on Your Mind that you are willing to share with the Public
Bluetooth!!! I just can’t imagine Blue teeth but it seems King Herald 1 of Denmark and parts of Norway had massive influence in the name.
Gijima? Is it really a Zulu name for girls? I always thought it meant run. Anyway Mr Robert Gumede I would love a share of your Business Connexions
Microsoft chose the lucky number 7 for their Windows 7 OS and codenamed it as Vienna, while Apple has an obsession with code naming most of their OS after big cats:
Cheetah- Mac OS x 10.0
Puma – Mac OS X 10.1
Jaguar- Mac OS X 10.2
Panther- Mac OS X 10.3
Tiger – Mac OS X 10.4
Leopard – Mac OS X 10.5
Snow Leopard – Mac OS X 10.6
Do I hear a Lion roaring somewhere out there? I’m sure cougar and Lynx are the next endangered big cats
Our friends from Google seem to have a love for pastries and desserts. Their Android code names suggest someone there has a sweet tooth.
Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, FroYo ,Gingerbread,Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich
Initially I thought the guys from Yahoo (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle) were probably very excited when they came up with that name. Apparently it originates from the book Gulliver’s Travels and was coined by Jonathan Swift. It represented repulsive, filthy creatures that resembled humans. It seems Jerry Yang and David Filo saw themselves as yahoos
Skype? Its initial name was “Sky-Peer-to-Peer” then “Skyper”. I guess just like Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, Diddy, Puff or Puu they kept shedding their name. Well the names lose gained them 8.5 Billion dollars. Perfect Kodak moment
Another company which shed a name is Asus. It was taken from the winged horse of Greek mythology called PegASUS. The guys at Asus didn’t like wasting so they created another company called Pegatron to make use of the omitted words
I have also tried coming up with names. I started with INNOvatorz with 2 of my friends but was forced to change it to INNOvatorz.IT due to INNOvatorz being linked to a band in England. If you enjoy IT talk, debate, discussions or seek help with IT related issues then have a look at INNOvatorz.IT . Since its FREE Publicity for this group companies are welcome to hire, recruit or take the guys in there for Internships