Where does the name Fog Creek come from?
I apologize in advance if this has been answered a million times before, or is otherwise obvious, but I would still be interested in the answer!
From the contact information page:
Its been said, the name was chosen to fit the phone number, not vice versa :) ... sorry for the unclear answer.
I always thought that Joel had shamelessly recycled the name "Fog City Software", Guy Kawasaki's company (fogcity.com)
Um, is knowlege of pop culture needed to decipher this?
This question was asked before and someone mentioned a Boston pub called Fog Creek. I don't know if that is the REAL answer though..
It was actually supposed to be called "Frog Squeak Somewhere" but there was a misunderstanding on the phone to the graphic designers and the logo came back Frog Creek. The team liked it so they kept the name.
And what about Frog's Leap? There's a vineyard, and I used to work with a guy who had a consulting company called Frog's Leap.
I've heard this reply before and I'm not buying it. It may have been the framework but not the impetus.
Good question. It's a good name. It's particularly interesting because it SOUNDS like a place out West, like Colorado or Utah, and so it sort of tickles one's imagination to learn that the company is in Manhattan.
Fog Creek exists in 5 locations that I can find. 3 in Alaska, 1 in BC and 1 in South Dakota.
Anyone know what Fog Creek is in yiddish? I'm going to figger this out if it kills... well, maybe not me, but something killable (Black Adder!)
Notice who hasn't weighed in on this yet... bwah hah hah...
No that completely escaped my notice... thanks!
Fog Creek is the name of the mountain compound located in the badlands of North Dakota from which Joel spreads his propaganda of disinformation. Including who he really is and what he is affiliated with. I'm on to you Joel and I'm on to your little dog too! I have copies of your plans and I will expose them on this very message board this Thursday at 3:31 PM EST or possible Friday at 2:37, depending on if I can get a ride to the internet cafe, but I digress. Again. I am on to you.
I hesitate only slightly but...
I think Joel staying out of threads like this is his way of saying "kitchee koo!" and irritating the hell out of people that are obsessed with his thinking.
Obsessed! I'm not obsessed! I don't know how you could call it obsessed when I'm not obsessed. I can stop anytime I ...
Yes, Kitchee koo.
When I set up phone service in my latest apartment, I was given three options... I chose:
Are you suggesting that Fog Creek Software was so named because Joel, who plans like a Melvin Udahl, had no idea what his company would be named until he got his phone number selections from the Phone Depot? Hmm... Maybe!
There's a Fog Creek in Ista, British Columbia...
You may be on to something here... So then Fog Bugz would actually be the Chemical Weapons Division and CityDesk the dis-information bureau... This is double-plus-ungood.
The fat man walks alone
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