Thursday, July 21, 2005


At work, there is an "Internz" internal mailing list — obstensibly for planning social events among the interns, but in reality much more like Usenet or some web forum, complete with massive off-topicness, flame wars, and invocations of Godwin's Law. One thread on the list, active just before Microsoft announced the official name of codename Longhorn (now Vista), was what interns thought marketing should name the new version of Windows. One intern suggested, very logically, that:

If we’re keeping in the tradition of windows XP, why not name it something like “Windows AC”, “Windows HP”, or “Windows THAC0”?

Well, I thought it was a good suggestion, anyway. Too bad Microsoft doesn't let the gamer community decide such things.

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