Terry Gross: What does "Carbon/Silicon" mean to you?
Tony James: Well, it's two things--we both had different views of it. I like the idea that it was the combination of carbon, meaning soul, and silicon, meaning computers. And it was like, old and modern together, you know. In a way it represented our two different personalities. You know, Mick comes from a sort of organic, regular life type stuff, and I like computers and the technology stuff. So it was a combination of those two things, I thought suited what we were about.
Mick Jones: For me it's like a carbon ashtray, like a charcoal ashtray with a diamond in the middle of it.
Tony James: See, that totally illustrates what I'm talking about.