Like many other avid gamers, I was a little disappointed when the next console coming out from Nintendo codenamed “Revolution” was going to be marketed as the “Wii”. Sure “weee” sounds like fun – but who wouldn’t want to be part of the revolution?
Before I act too harshly on Nintendo for having a cooler codename than product name, here is a list of Microsoft codenames which would make for some pretty interesting products:
Bulletproof – Microsoft mail remote client
“The” Duke – Microsoft Xbox controller
Gandalf – Microsoft Encarta 93
Nemesis – Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 7.0
Omega – An early version of Microsoft Access
Tarantula – Microsoft personal web server (IIS for Windows 95)
Thunder – Microsoft Visual Basic v1.0
Zamboni – Microsoft Visual C++ v4.1
In other news, May first (May day) we are going to begin new feature work on providing the Indigo design-time experience for Visual Studio! Stay tuned for details as they unfold.