One by one, I took Steve through our five finalist names. I quickly moved through such also-rans as “MiniMac” (this was long before the Mac mini) and ended with a flourish on “iMac.” I made the case that not only was “iMac” concise and easy to remember, but the “i” could stand for other things. There was the obvious association with the Internet, but it could also stand for “individual” and “imagination.” Unfortunately, that ending flourish didn’t have the desired effect on Steve.
“I hate them all. ‘MacMan’ is better.”
Some bullet points of interest about Apple’s announcements today. I’ll take this time to make my guess: A video-capable “Airport Express” with Remote Control, and an online movie store announced at MacWorld.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.