"The Daily" and names
So Murdock's new Net-only newspaper The Daily is coming soon.
That might be interesting. At least as a phenomenon.
I never liked the tendency of some companies, though, of making the names of their products so generic. In effect they are nouns instead of names. "Windows". "The Daily". "Remote". "App store" (two different apps now.) "Word".
It is confusing. I've heard many people who have no clue about the difference between "Microsoft", "Word", and "Windows". The words are meaningless for being so generic, so it all floats around in their head. "I write on Microsoft, can you open those files?" ... Do you use Windows? "Sure, I have a view of the garden".