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What does "i" mean?

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jumbojim

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#1
Everywhere I go, there seems to be iWhatever. What does the i stand for?

eg. iMAC, iPAQ, iNET, iSecurity...

even my local computer store is sporting computer pakages with names starting with i. It get's really irritating, especially not knowing what it means
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#2
Internet? Inline? Incomplete? Indestructible? :)

i'm pretty sure iMAC is internet, but the others may be different, or i could be wrong entirely
 

Tabula Rasa

Stranger Than Kindness
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#4
Intelligence, Information, Incarceration, Incubation, Ignorance, Irresistible, Important, Impotent, Irish cream, Indiana Jones, Iggy pop, India....
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#5
i'm pretty sure iMAC is internet
Yup, tis :)
I don't really think the I stands for anything in the majority of things, its probably something that companise think will make they're product seem more attractive.
 

Mubbers

Shoot!
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#6
iThink that iN the context of M$ the 'i' must stand for iEther iNcompetent, iNcomprehensible, iNeffective or iRritating!

Mub's

Aren't iNtel going to call their next chipset iTanium (der der da dum!) or somthing?
 
#10
" maybe asking the company itself will provide better answers? "

That might work, if they actually reply. I know Apple replies, I sent them a question once for a school project, and they send me like 50 pages worth of information, very detailed, from God knows where, but it was what I needed :)

On the other hand, I'v contacted Dell about their history before, and they never replied.
 

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