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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:23 AM   #26
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Take a look at car names

You don't focus a Ford, it's a Ford Focus
You don't ram the Dodge, it's a Dodge Ram
You don't go outback with Subaru, it's a Subaru Outback.

Ok I'll stop there.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:47 AM   #27
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I always thought they should have called it "Representationalism Mac"
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:26 AM   #28
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Considering how much time and effort Apple puts into naming its products, I cannot credit that statement.

I remember a longish thread here (from around the launch of the 1st gen iPad) about the naming of the device.
I didn't suggest that naming a device was a trivial matter for Apple. What is trivial is a user worrying about what it's called after Apple has already selected a name.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #29
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I didn't suggest that naming a device was a trivial matter for Apple. What is trivial is a user worrying about what it's called after Apple has already selected a name.
And you think there is not a connection here?

Again, i disagree.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:59 PM   #30
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And you think there is not a connection here?
No, there isn't. A company in the process of deciding on a product name is one matter. A user who worries about the name of the product after it's already been well established is another matter entirely. There is no connection whatsoever. There's nothing the user can do about the name, once millions have been sold over many years. Worrying about it is a waste of time and mental energy. It won't change anything.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:34 PM   #31
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No, there isn't. A company in the process of deciding on a product name is one matter. A user who worries about the name of the product after it's already been well established is another matter entirely. There is no connection whatsoever. There's nothing the user can do about the name, once millions have been sold over many years. Worrying about it is a waste of time and mental energy. It won't change anything.
So you are honestly saying that a chain of events like:
a) a company introduces a service and calls it something.
b) users dislike the name.
c) the company changes the name.
has never happened and will never happen?

If you intend to convince yourself that a name, designed to appeal to users, has no connection to with what users actually think of it, and how the company reacts to that, I can't stop you.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:01 PM   #32
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So you are honestly saying that a chain of events like:
a) a company introduces a service and calls it something.
b) users dislike the name.
c) the company changes the name.
has never happened and will never happen?
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No one is saying that the above COULDN'T happen, but heck look at the Nintendo Wii, man there's a console name that just released it's second version and Nintendo still refuses to change the name.

Further, we know Apple chooses their names and doesn't change just because users dislike the name. iPad is a PERFECT example of this. They still catch flack for the name, but you know what? Millions of iPads have been sold and not a hint that they will ever change it.

Frankly the Mac Mini has been out side 2004 (or was it 2005?) and they have never changed the name. Why would they now? I have to agree with GGJStudios on this one, a name is just a name. Why does it matter? Why get worked up over something like whether it should be Mini Mac or Mac Mini or any other product name. If you really have a problem with it, don't buy it. Money talks more than anything else. And the old adage of there's no such thing as bad publicity.... A name especially falls into that category.

Edit: This thread really falls into the "who gives a fudge" category doesn't it?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:03 PM   #33
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So you are honestly saying that a chain of events like:
a) a company introduces a service and calls it something.
b) users dislike the name.
c) the company changes the name.
has never happened and will never happen?
Apple isn't going to change the name of the Mac mini because someone in an internet forum complains about it. Millions who have bought them over the years and are still buying them haven't complained, so it's ludicrous to think Apple will change the name to please a very few who obsess about such trivial matters.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:17 PM   #34
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It bothers me that they call these computers mac-mini instead of mini-mac.
Is there a logical reason for this?

My brain does not like to use this term "mac-mini"

Am I the only one concerned with this?
I think you might need to get a neurological check up.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:15 PM   #35
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So you are honestly saying that a chain of events like:
a) a company introduces a service and calls it something.
b) users dislike the name.
c) the company changes the name.
has never happened and will never happen?
I honestly think that won't happen in this case.

I can't believe people are so serious about such a silly issue.

"Mini Macs, what's next? Junior Whoppers? Nano iPods? Dogs and cats, living together? Mass hysteria!" --Dr. Peter Venkman
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:20 PM   #36
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:28 PM   #37
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Apple isn't going to change the name of the Mac mini because someone in an internet forum complains about it. Millions who have bought them over the years and are still buying them haven't complained, so it's ludicrous to think Apple will change the name to please a very few who obsess about such trivial matters.
Let me just remind you of what you stated, which I responded to:

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No, there isn't. A company in the process of deciding on a product name is one matter. A user who worries about the name of the product after it's already been well established is another matter entirely. There is no connection whatsoever.
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