February 11th, 2010
|09:24 pm - nota bene #1251275918|
When you are unable to come up with the name for a project or venture and decide to come up with something Just For The Time Being, make sure your placeholder name is decent enough because you'll invariably end up using it For Reals.
This refers to anything in particular? (iPad?)
Yes, and it's much cooler than an iPad.
|Date:||February 12th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)|| |
In work contexts, I often suggest using obscenities for internal project names, to guarantee that the marketing folks won't be able to run with it.
Suddenly, "Taco Town" takes on a whole new disturbing meaning.
I'm ... frightened.
Yeah -- while I don't go for obscenities, I deliberately choose awful, misleading and/or inappropriate names so that they can't stick.
Costingtons Manager: Okay, people, we need to cook up a new holiday for the summer. Something with gifts, cards, assorted gougeables.
Costingtons Woman: How about something religious? We had great penetration last spring with Christmas Two.
Costingtons Man: Oh, I know. Spendover, like Passover, less talk, more presents.
Costingtons Manager: No, no, no! No, it's gotta be warm and fuzzy. Some like, um, "Love Day", but not so lame.
[cut to the Simpsons home several days later]
Marge Simpson: Happy Love Day, everyone!
I dunno, that didn’t happen with the Hosebeast project at work...
You know that SomerVaudeVille isn't a trademark, right? You'd be welcome to have it for use if there was anything you were trying to name that it might be, you know, kind of relevant for, or stuff.
It's true. I wound up with a character named Jack and a continuity referred to as "That Nameless Continuity" in just that fashion.