The Downside to Cool Software Names

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Certainly there’s been a bit of a bad reaction regarding the name changes of Indigo to WCF and Avalon to WPF.

What were once creative names have been exchanged for rather droll ones. Much like expecting to go to amusement park but ending up in a business park. However, creative names can have their downsides.

I recently started reading a book to get more in-depth knowledge of a version control system I am using on a project. In these times of heightened tensions and when the President tells us to be ever vigilant, the stares I get while reading my copy of Practical Subversion can be a bit unnerving. I can just hear the thoughts going on in an observer’s head.

Well at least he’s not reading Radical Subversion.

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