What a useless article. I expected intelligent laughs about poor choices of product names. Instead, I got a guy writing about names of products he simply did not like!
When in marketing class, your professor tells you the Chevy Nova should not have been marketed in Spanish countries, that realization through the used name is funny. When Gerber put babies on their labels of baby food in Africa, where many are illiterate and so labels are used to represent what is IN the jar, that is horrifically funny!
Instead, this author reports on names that are no different from any other product in the tech market. If the iPod was not successful, does the name actually imply exactly what it is...? Or was it a 1-person tent by Columbia, and even smaller office cubicle, or a 1-legged "tripod" for a camera?
What about the iPad... if it were not successful, would you know what it is? Could it have been an even smaller batchelor condominium, a novel new creation to replace the black patch on a Pirate's eye, or a feminine hygiene product?
Seriously... if you don't have anything to write about, don't write anything. The information age has become the "useless journalism age".