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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  1. Avatar for Niels Hansen
    Niels Hansen September 20th, 2005

    subvert |s?b'v?rt| verb [ trans. ] undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution) : an attempt to subvert democratic government.

    LOL. You gotta love that. I hope your not reading this at the airport!!! Then when they ask you for your last name, you know you'll be on the watch list!

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked September 20th, 2005

    Ha ha...

    If I bring it to the airport, I better be sure to put a fake cover.

    Maybe something along the lines of "Our Government Is Doing Great!" or "George Bush - Best President Ever?"


  3. Avatar for Haacker
    Haacker December 2nd, 2008

    Hmm Im Not Sure About The LOL ...

  4. Avatar for G S Sharma
    G S Sharma February 15th, 2009

    I Wanna a Name for my new Accounting Software
    if you can provide me 5-6 name it will help me more
    thanking you
    G S Sharma

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    Clay March 20th, 2009

    Welcome to the watchlist club!