already chimed in with their takes on the name, so I
thought I should as well - as I'm sure are millions of other people.
In a word - Ick.
What were they thinking? Two things popped into my mind. The first thing was the old Plymouth Colt Vista.
This was a little car that was part-car, part-minivan. It tried to be
everything to everyone. It got good mileage, but had no get up and go.
It could carry lots of stuff, but beyond a bunch of kids and some
groceries, it was too small for much else. In the end, it didn't really
do anything very well. Hmmm...
The second thing I thought of was the Visa Card. Micrsoft's old slogan
was "Where do you want to go today?". Visa International's is
"Everywhere you want to be." So combining the two - Windows
Vis(t)a - kind of completes the circle, doesn't it?
Anyway, I don't get it. I guess I'll wind up getting used to it.
Windows XP sounded kind of clunky too at first. Now everyone just calls
it XP. I'm sure that Windows Vista will wind up just being called
Vista. When the beta ships, it will be interesting to see if the view
is going to be good or not.