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    The Vikings Had Something to do With Bluetooth

    The Vikings Had Something to do With Bluetooth

    Have you heard of Harald Bluetooth? Jim Kardach has. Hes the guy at Intel who invented Bluetooth technology. He named it after one of his favorite stories out of Viking mythology.

    Harald Bluetooth was a Viking king of Denmark many centuries ago. Unlike other kings, Harald managed to bring different Viking tribes together. Since Kardach considered the new technology to be all about uniting, he decided to name his invention Bluetooth. Even better? The Bluetooth symbol blends the Nordic runes for B and H, the initials of Harald Bluetooth.

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    I had heard this at one point. Technically, it's a bindrune but absent all the magical powers.

    Of course, any Viking would consider our use of bluetooth technology pretty magical in itself.
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    Heh, I figured every nerd knew this. Glad to see people still talking about it, I think it's a clever name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Heh, I figured every nerd knew this. Glad to see people still talking about it, I think it's a clever name.
    It beats the hell out of the usual naming convention, which is to apply a dry technical description and then shorten it to an acronym, like NFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    It beats the hell out of the usual naming convention, which is to apply a dry technical description and then shorten it to an acronym, like NFC.
    I dunno - Android is pretty stuffed with wincing names.
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