Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eclipse's e4 vs. Microsoft's e7

Hey all...

This is slightly off topic... But I just saw an interesting post over at PC Magazine's site... Evidently the Microsoft Windows 7 team has created a new blog (you can see it here) and the shorthand term for Windows 7 is e7.

Isn't it kind of odd in the year when e4 is getting ramped up for Eclipse that Microsoft would also have their own "e" term for a release? I guess there *are* only 26 letters in the alphabet... So there's a *chance* (small, but there) it was random...

Anybody else have any thoughts?
--Fitz
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6 comments:

Eyðun Nielsen said...

Yup, I did notice that too. They did the same thing a couple of years back when there was a lot of buzz about eXtreme Programming.... ;-)

Chris Aniszczyk (zx) said...

Don't you remember the dotcom days? Put "e" in front of anything and you had venture capital gold! e-gold! eToys! eBay! ;)

Ed Merks said...

I think if you're going to name something, e is the best letter to start with. And since less is more, it's only natural to end up this way. :-P

Benjamin Cabé said...

LOL Ed! :)

Fitz said...

Good point (E)d. :)

Fitz said...

@Chris, does this mean that Microsoft is stuck in the days of the dotcom now that Gates has retired? :)