Why "Fog Creek"?
I realize this has already been asked before, but I have a sneaking suspicion, that each time its asked, I might get a different answer. What say you?
When we started the company, as you WELL REMEMBER MISTER PRESIDENT OF FOG CREEK, we were out at the rented beach house and you found a turtle, so we wanted to call the company "Turtle Beach", which would have given us a nice mascot and and nice association with beaches, but there already was a company with that name, so we changed Turtle to Frog and Beach to Creek --> Frog Creek. Then somebody thought that it would be offensive to French (?!) so we dropped the first "r".
So *that's* why people still sometimes say Frog Creek... And why do some people call you Joe? Was the 'L' also offensive to the French?
I don't know but it's always Latin Americans that call me Joe.
Is this for real?
This reminds me of the story of how Roedy Green named his company. Seems that as a kid there was a company name used in some cartoon or other, the name was Consolidated Moose Pastures. So Roedy (as a kid) said that if he ever started a company he would call it Consolidated Moose Pastures. And Roedy (as an adult) named his company CMP. But then Byte magazine called. He was doing a feature on the (Forth based) computer language he invented ("Abundance: A Data Base language that can run backward in time") and they wanted to know what CMP stood for. In a panic that Byte would not publish his article if he told them the truth, he thought up Canadian Mind Products right on the spot.
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