|Re: Open45s: Name|
Message #8 Posted by Frank Rottgardt on 6 Nov 2007, 5:23 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Maximilian Hohmann
when working for Ericssons in Sweden we used to give the different mobile phones "real" names rather than the "official" letter-number-codes printed on them. The phones itself got female names, equipment like chargers and the like got male ones. I still remember phones like Jane 4/5, Emily, Emma, Gilette. Only the very first massproduced mobile phone got the male name "Kurt". Ever since the above rule applied. It gave the phones a personal touch.
I think that most people prefer real world names, easy to remember.
Cars have names like Golf (Rabbit), Mustang, Thunderbird, Corvette etc.
Many fighter aircrafts got names like F16 Falcon, F4 Phantom, Hellcat, Mustang, Thunderbolt, Eule (owl), Corsair....
I like the way HP-engineers used to gave their babies internal nick names. My personal favorite is "salad" for the do-everything model 27.
Would be cool to know the internal names of the 50g or 35s.