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Start-up or Pokémon? Big-data or Pokémon?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/17

Remember the introduction of Pokémon during summer 2016? Despite usage being far less by now ([WayBack80 Amazing Pokemon Go Statistics and Facts) you might still recollect the odd names the Pokémon Go characters in the Pokédex had: [WayBackList of Pokémon – Wikipedia.

Back then I had the vague sense that some names reminded me of species, and others of companies. Both appeared to be true, for instance [WayBack] Seel looks awfully familiar to Seal. Domo has many meanings (including a Dutch dairy desert). Oh, and [WayBack] Gloom has quite a few meanings so I’m OK with being confused.

So I was amused bumping into these a while back: Pokémon names versus those of names of start-up and big-data companies:

The quizes also have very funny descriptions of what the companies behind the names stand (stood?) for, like “Hadoop is distributed system for counting words”.

Via many, including:

Maybe I should turn the GitHub repository in to a Google Assistant Trivia questionaire using a Google Sheet.

–jeroen

 

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