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 Post subject: Names influenced by IJ?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:16 pm 

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Thank you - this board and the writers for the IS blog have made the start of this experience a real joy. I am surprised and proud to find myself keeping up and have the amusing and insightful messages on this forum to thank.

I was very amused to learn that Atrios had taken the name for his blog from the novel. Wondering what other names or phrases from the novel have influenced popular culture? I've noticed use of the words yelp and twitter pop up several times so far in the novel. These are not (or were not) uncommon words, and the products basically do as the word is defined. But considering the sheer difficulty of generating a unique, clever name for a new technology product or business, it makes sense to me that an entrepreneurial marketer would look to DFW for inspiration. The associations are generally positive correlated with early adopters - work that is approachable but challenging, intellectual, rewarding, community belonging. Just a thought...

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