Newbie Question: Where did the name Squeak come from?

Nick Vargish nav at
Sat Feb 20 04:03:56 UTC 1999

On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Dwight Hughes wrote:

> Does this mean that a pretty lie is better than the plain truth? :-b

It means one should never pass up a chance to be whimsical, if it does no
one harm.

Plus, the acronym game is a nice chance to be creative pedantic... I've
seen a list of 200 of them for IBM, and almost half were actually funny.
That took a lot of (collective) creativity.


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