Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
After hundreds of man months, the marketing team behind IE has come up with a name (which has been holding back the product). They looked at:
- IE 7+1
- IE VIII
- IE 1000 (think binary)
- IE Eight!
- IE for Web 2.0 (Service Pack 2)
- IE Desktop Online Web Browser Live Professional Ultimate Edition for the Internet (the marketing team really pushed for this one ;-)
- Ie2.079 (we might still use this for the Math Major Edition)
and ended up with IE8. They also let people know that silence != inaction:
Of course, some people care about other aspects of IE8 much more than they care about the name. As Iâ€™ve walked different people through the plan, Iâ€™ve gotten â€œDoes it have feature X?â€ â€œWhen is the beta?â€ â€œWhen does it releaseâ€ and even the more thoughtful â€œWhat are you trying to accomplish with this release?â€
You will hear a lot more from us soon on this blog and in other places. In the meantime, please donâ€™t mistake silence for inaction.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 pm