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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:37 am    Post subject: I think I have too much time! Reply with quote

O.k. Get ready for the dumbest sincere question ever to grace these boards:

What does the 'i' stand for in ipod, imac, ibook etc?
I've never really thought about it before but now it's driving me crazy!

In my defence, I am at work and I am very bored!
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not even close to the stupidest question.

You'll probably even get a variety of answers.

To my understanding the "i" came from the "i" in internet. The orginal iMac was the first to use this designation. Then along came the "e" as in eMac "educational" Mac.

The "i" thing just seemed to catch on and it's use doesn't make sense an longer. Now every product/service on the planet seems to start with "i".
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
To my understanding the "i" came from the "i" in internet.


That's my understanding as well. However, the "i" in front of everything was also used to imply something was user-centric, such as the "my" used by Microsoft.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMoe wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
To my understanding the "i" came from the "i" in internet.


That's my understanding as well. However, the "i" in front of everything was also used to imply something was user-centric, such as the "my" used by Microsoft.


I think that it used to be for the Internet (it's a proper noun here, folks), but now I think that it's more for user-centric design. Reason for me thinking this is iWork. The name is a full English sentence.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my younger years i "Mac" had an entire different meaning then it does today. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "i" in iMac" refers to me.

Yours may refer to you, though.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: my ideas Reply with quote

at least on the iMacs and iBooks it meens invincible since a Mac won't crash on you unless you screw up something or hardware failure unlike the common software ptoblems in Microsoft (read my post in the new users and switchers forum). Now, for iPods it varies to some it means inevitable for it's inevitable that your iPod's battery will fail in only 18 monthes, it could mean internet like iTunes music store, but it was out before the store was, or it could be intrigue for how intriguing the iPod is so it's an intriguing little pod of music, photos, and videos. Now, in software it means I believe it means indelible since it's an indelible part of your life, your Mac, your world from the day tou get it.
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