Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, October 28, 2021

META-Assholes... Metassholes?

An embattled Facebook Inc. is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg says is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the “metaverse.” But the social network itself will still be called Facebook.

An assholish company by any other name still stinks. Changing the name won't change public perceptions, to which the Princess Sparkle Pony Mercenary Supply Corp., formerly known as Blackwater, can attest.


dinthebeast said...

I wonder whether Neal Stephenson could get filthy rich for having a name from one of his books stolen and used as the name of one of the richest companies ever.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Tod Germanica said...

No, only if the new Facebook name referred to a book. And probably not then since duplicate book names seem to be a thing. IANAL. Thang gad. I'm reminded of Zubin Mehta, Indian classical conductor. Like my great uncle. But he didn't conduct music. He was struck by lightning.

JustMusing said...

Never had an account at whatever they think they are and never will. I think the name choice is condescending and reflects how the folks at FB see themselves. Above the rest of us. So Meta!

dinthebeast said...

Laurence Tribe
Not sure he qualifies as a hacker, but:

Oct 28
There once was a hacker named Zuck
Who screwed half the world for a buck
People hoped he’d do betta
So the name changed to Meta
But the name and the product still suck

— Roger McNamee

-Doug in Sugar Pine