Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:17 UTC
Features, Office A few weeks ago, we talked about how the rise of computing, a field wherein English is the primary language, is affecting smaller languages, and more specifically, the Dutch language (because that's my native tongue). Of course, it's not just the smaller languages that are affected - English, too, experiences the pressure.
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you're giving too much credit to apple
by smashIt on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:32 UTC
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Apple decided to take it all to a whole new level with their iMac, iPod, eMac, iPhone, and all the other i-somethings that the rest of the industry copied.


as far as i know:
1996: iPhone by infogear (later cisco)
1998: iMac
1999: iRiver was foundet (maker of mp3/media players)
2001: iPod (again a mp3-player with an i ;) )
2007: iPhone again

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LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

I think the Apple iWhatever is distinct enough from any convention. It's more of a marketing/identity thing than a readability solution.

I hope Apple will name their tablet something modern, and not just something boring like iPad, iTablet or whatever.

... that's another thing, perhaps it's just me, but Apple has a real hard time naming things that sound appealing to me, that aren't operating systems that is.

It's either iBoring, or some nebulous thing like "Time Machine" or "Boot Camp". They sound more like bad puns and play-on-words than communicative titles of technologies.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

NeXT anyone? ;)

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