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A Suggestion for Renaming ZOOM

A friend of mine, a very quiet fellow, came up with an idea the other day. I thought it was an incredibly good one. See what you think.

The timing was marvelous for Zoom when Covid-19 affected the world. The illness reached the far-flung corners of the world! It's my guess it is the number one reason ZOOM is so popular. However, the word Zoom just doesn't seem like the best choice. Zoom would be better applied to automobiles or railroad trains - maybe even airplanes.

My friend suggested, instead, something like CO-Video. It isn't patent-pending. Why don't you suggest it to the Zoom people and see what they think?

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VinceSummers wrote on July 27, 2022, 9:31 AM

Another friend just suggested COoperative VIDEO.

MegL wrote on July 27, 2022, 9:39 AM

Zoom certainly doesn't immediately suggest a video meeting but very often when something becomes popular, it's very hard to change the name. Not impossible, though. In the UK, we used to have a chocolate bar called "snickers". For some reason, the manufacturer wanted to change the name to "marathon". It took them some time and advertising and probably quite a bit of money but it got done.

VinceSummers wrote on July 27, 2022, 11:58 AM

Maybe because Americans also have a chocolate bar called Snickers. Still, that makes me wonder where both companies got the name from in the first place.

MegL wrote on July 28, 2022, 2:52 PM

Yes, I wonder. Maybe one copied the other and it had to be changed? No idea.