So you hate the name Thunderbolt...

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  1. Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a

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    Many people have snickered at Apple using the name ThunderBolt for its implementation of Light Peak on the new MBP 13", at the German one anyway. If the name LightPeak can't be used, what would you nickname the new port?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't hate the name per se, I hate the fact that it sounds campy. I also don't like the name Light Peak fwiw. Then again, I thought firewire was stupid too. /shrug. I have no alternatives and therefore, I accept it and that is that.
     
  3. Cully411 macrumors member

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    when i read "ThunderBolt", i automatically think.....




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    "Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats...HOOOOO!!! "
     
  4. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    "The Fast One"

    or when I'd want to transfer really big files,

    "Thunder...thunder...thunderbolt! Hooooo!!!!!"

    But seriously, they could have come up with a better name...


    Edit: ^ Ahh!!! Beat me to it!!!
     
  5. chiodo macrumors newbie

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    Thunderbolt is a bad name. I wonder who things of these things. If anything it should be lightning bolt.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Does the name really matter at all?
    Isn't it the functionality of the technology that makes a difference?
     
  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    lol, who cares!!!

    I could care less what they call it, as long as it is useful, I'm good :D
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  9. Tabris82 macrumors member

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    +1 :p
     
  10. Tikkabhuna macrumors newbie

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    I just think the name is too long. I can't imagine ever saying "plug in the thunderbolt drive".
     
  11. profoshow macrumors member

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    this is what i thought of when i hear light peak....peak antifreeze :D

    "when you peak you win"
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I was actually thinking of just popping over to my solicitor and getting my name changed by de-poll ;)
     
  13. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I would have called it Ultra Turbonium.

    Or Turbo Godzilla.
     
  14. iTouch1987 macrumors member

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    funny how i keep reading people say...b-b-but light is faster than sound.

    ...thunder BOLT. BOLT OF LIGHTNING + THUNDER = THUNDERBOLT.

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    ThunderBolt

    I love it. Better than Light Peak or Fire Wire :D
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Isn't Thunderbolt a brand name for some rotgut vodka?
     
  17. alt macrumors regular

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    I could care less....no one will ever refer to it as THUNDERBOLT.
     
  18. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    A thunderbolt is neither sound nor light. It's electricity. The speed of electicity is either 97%-98% of the speed of light (eg fast) or 66% of light depending on what method you are using... If you go through copper. The actual speed of a lightning bolt is about 140k mph or 220k kph. That is to say, fast, but not close to the speed of light.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    It doesn't rub me one way or another to be honest.

    Seems a little un-apple like in some ways but to be honest, I'm not sure what else they could have called it.
     
  20. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    It is a beer.

    http://www.thunderboltbeer.com/thunderbolt.htm

    -Available in 650 ml.
    -Alcoholic Strength 9% v/v
    -Also available in Thunderbold Gold Premium.

    Intel might get a lawsuit :D
     
  21. electronique macrumors 6502

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    Ha.

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  22. C01E macrumors member

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    If anything HTC will sue them over the taking of the name of one of their high profile smartphones... And the case will drag on for years and end in a settlement that's 1/10 the cost of the legal battle itself! Yay corporate america!
     
  23. OllyW Moderator

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    It sounds like one of those really naff heavy metal bands that cropped up in the eighties.

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