So, a while back, an employee came into IT Support with two external hard drives because they needed help copying some data across. She started telling us that she wanted this and that “copied onto Betsy,” and she needed “Oscar reformatted to work with Mac”. After a few moments, we realised that she was referring to her hard drives by name, as if they were people. Mr Chief and the Professor both thought it was quite strange and funny, but I kind of thought it was totally reasonable. And this got me thinking about what people name their devices and why. Continue Reading
What’s in a Name??
Posted by Nitemice on November 25, 2012
Posted in: Discussional, Leisure & Hobbies, Technology, Tips & Tricks. Tagged: computer, Data storage device, device names, external hard drives, gadgets, Hard disk drive, human names, ipad, Joss Whedon, naming, naming convention, naming scheme, Network Attached Storage, scheme, Secure Digital, storage media, technology, USB, XKCD. 1 Comment