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Re: Meaningless name



Josh Boyer wrote:
If you're referring to migrating Windows users, even they realize there
is more than one program to accomplish the same task.  Think of AIM,
Trillian, ICQ, blah blah blah.  Or McAfee vs. Symantec.  Or IE vs.
Firefox.  Hell, even Microsoft doesn't label IE as "Web browser" (which
is another bogosity we do but one thing at a time).

But they chose "Internet Explorer" for the product name which is a very functional name, and IMO a much better name as it really does more than the web (FTP, etc).

While the AIM product recently got renamed to AIM, it was initially AOL Instant Messenger. Instant Messenger, not Pigeon or some non-functional name that users wouldn't understand immediately.

Norton Anti-Virus is another great example. McAfee VirusScan. The actual product names are all functional names. Don't confuse company branding with the product name.

X-Chat is a product name and is not a functional name.


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