In June 2006, George W. Bush was president of the United States, crowdsourcing was new to the lexicon, a lot of people still called blogs “weblogs,” YouTube was barely seven months old, and the iPhone was still a twinkle in Steve Jobs’s eye.
Also, I began writing this blog.
Ten years! Happy anniversary, me.
I published my first real post (after a throat-clearing one) on June 8, 2006. It was about a nanoparticle of gold that needed a name. I offered some suggestions. My advice was ignored.
I carried on regardless.
Here are a few of my favorite posts from the archives. As an unctuous waiter would say: Enjoy!
How the Volkswagen Tiguan got its name (probably my most-viewed post ever)
Underwear week 2013 (time to do one of these again!)
To those few of you who have been reading since the beginning, my profound thanks. And to those of you who joined midstream or are new to the party: welcome!
And now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to take a short blogging sabbatical. Exactly how short I can’t say right now: more than a week, probably, and less than a month. But I’ll be back. If there’s something you’d like me to write about after I return, please leave a comment here. And if you have a pressing question about your company or product name, I’m still doing phone consultations via Clarity.fm.