Why did you call it CityDesk?
The original goal was to make an application for newsrooms and newspapers. The city desk of a newspaper is the most exciting department because it's where big city daily newspapers cover local news with their own journalists. I wanted to evoke the newsroom of Ed Asner in the old TV show "Lou Grant."
It's a great name too; it evokes cigars, hustle and bustle, Mickey Spillane and all kinds of things.
Murkin (from Murka)
But weren't you concerned with the fact that Chinese people might pronounce it "ShittyDesk"?
Joel, I think you mean the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Joel knows what he's talking about.
There was a product called City Desk in the UK in the 80s and 90s by a company named ACT Financial Systems. They were bought out by Misys in 1994 I think, not sure what happened to the product.
Well, we have the registered trademark in the US, and nobody challenged it when we registered it.
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