Acronyms August 15, 2006Posted by fukumimi in general, Internet, IT.
Kenji Mori asks “why G,Y,M is ordered in that order?”
It is probably because “gym” is a real word, and easy to pronounce. The three letters ordered in any other way doesn’t work as well.
There was a trend towards giving some of the other internet giants (Amazon, Ebay, Fox/Newscorp (post MySpace acquisition) and maybe Time Warner/AOL?) credit by adding them to the acronym, but it didn’t really work and ended up in a weird alphabet soup.
So I went back and played mental scrabble with the letters at hand….
I suppose Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, Ebay, Newscorp would spell “GAY MEN”….
An entrepreneur in response to a VC’s question about exit strategy for his new web2.0 startup:
“We hope one of the GAY MEN will buy us…”
Errr.…. Somehow I don’t think “GAY MEN” will enter into the internet/Web2.0/VC vocabulary. Especially the alpha male dominated VC world.
OK, now that I have embarassed myself by showing that I am terrible at humour of this type, I look forward to suggestions….