Today marks the 35th anniversary of the “Apple Lisa”; a personal computer developed by Apple during the 1970s and 1980s, which got us thinking about how computers have sometimes been named after people – and how, nowadays, some people are named after computers!
Over the years, many new forms of technology and digital devices have been given “human” names. Some are named for friends/relatives/colleagues (like LISA – Steve Job’s daughter – and the WATSON supercomputer – named after IBM’s first CEO), some are inspired by fictional characters (like PHOEBE – a personal computer named after the Friends character – and SIMON – a computer named for the “Simple Simon” nursery rhyme), and others have been named in honour of technology pioneers (like ADA and PASCAL – programming languages named for Ada Lovelace and Blaise Pascal respectively).
Today, some parents are turning to the digital world for inspiration; while some opt for more subtle nods to their favourite tech (as seen in the rise of names like ALEXA and SIRI), others have gone all out – with names including LIKE, HASHTAG, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, VISTA, and a tech-loving family who decided to adopt the phrase “2.0” in place of the traditional suffix “Junior”.
Whether you’re a technology fanatic or you simply want a name with a futuristic feel, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the digital world:
MODERN NAME LABELS FOR A MODERN AGEStikins ® name labels were designed to be a modern name label solution for modern families; in other words, they were designed to fit into the lifestyle of busy families with the minimum amount of muss and fuss.
Our sticky name labels are made with an incredibly advanced adhesive that allows them to simply stick on and stay on – with absolutely no need for sewing or ironing. This also means they are multipurpose school name labels that can be used as uniform labels, bag labels, shoe labels, coat labels, P.E. kit labels, as well as general purpose name labels for lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery, and all those “essentials” that children refuse to go without.
These name tags measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and are white stick on labels printed with a bold black font – this means they’re a discrete addition to any item but they’re also really easy to read (especially in the rush and tumble of the school environment).
Our name labels have been independently tested using the ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees so they’re perfect as school uniform labels (where they need to survive a LOT of trips through the washing machine).
You can order Stikins ® name labels online at any time simply by visiting www.stikins.co.uk. Alternatively, you can give our Customer Service Team a call on 01270 668076 and order by phone; we’re available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and we print and post out name labels every day (up to 3pm).