Montgomery Township, New Jersey

Naming My Things

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Some people like to name their vehicles, but I like to name my electronics [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][well, technically I name my vehicles too 8^D]. Maybe it’s because I’ve loved computers since I was a kid, or by giving them a name I mentally take better care of the devices, I’m not sure…Sean Patterson

I used to name my things as well. I have named my cars and computer — but not cameras, phones or tablet — for almost two decades. In the past I have used names from Japanese Anime and science fiction movies. My first car after graduate school was a Honda Civic named Tetuso. My second car, Acura Integra, was name Kaneda. Both names are from the same movie, Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo. I guess that movie left a lasting impression on me.

A colleague of mine, named hist servers after coffee and cars. He named his low-end servers and his workstations French Press, Espresso, Cafe au Lait, Cappuccino etc. He named his more powerful servers after American muscle cars such as Mustang, Olds 444, Viper etc. I started naming my computer too. My computers were named after characters from the Matrix such as Morpheus, Neo, Trinity, Dozer etc. I know. Cheesy, right?

Sometimes I re-used names. The current car, Honda Accord, is Tetsuo II.

For some reason I have never named my Macs creatively. I have had several but they are always just iMac or MacBook. This wasn’t a conscious decision. Its something that just happened. Maybe t’s time to start doing that again. Where shall I start?[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Husband, father, Information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Princeton Township, Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill.

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