Do Google Codenames Make You Hungry?

Google is using names of sweets for its codenames for Android Operating System versions. Listed alphabetically the names thus far are: 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), 2.0/2.1 (Éclair) and now, 2.X –to be named Froyo (which means Frozen Yogurt).

Am I the only one who finds this amusing? Some bloggers are actually attacking Google, saying that their codenames are sending the message that "sweets are good for you." Give me a break!

I once used the names of the Seven Dwarfs as codenames for the new products of a cold remedy product. Most of them were logical, such as Sleepy for the non-drowsy variant and Doc was the multi-symptom product. But the President of the company got mad when I named his pet project Dopey (it was a really stupid idea after all).

A few weeks later an internal memorandum was issued on the development of codenames and the requirement for top management approval. So much for creativity in codenames!
 

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One Response to Do Google Codenames Make You Hungry?

  • I worked for a tech firm that had all it’s servers named after Greek Gods. When the owner found out that the server the executive department used was Dionysos, the God of Wine, he asked that it be changed. Good grief!

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