A New Day

August 13th, 2007 5 Comments

I woke today to a wave of coverage on our little Connect project from ZDNet, namely Dennis Howlett, Michael Krigsman and Larry Dignan. I will spend today riding this wave, hoping not to eat it.


After we went alpha, we needed a name for our little project. In true new web fashion, we offered our users the chance to name the new network. Here are some of my favorites:

I did enjoy Tim‘s comment on the name:

Gotta say, after all these cool names, ‘Oracle Connect’ is a tad lame.

1. Its got ‘Oracle’ in the name, we knows its Oracle.

2. ‘Connect’ is so danged obvious, this is web 2.0 we needed something vague and interesting that trips off the tongue and and you can mention at the coffee machine ‘ hey, have you seen ‘XXXX” ,’whats that then?’, etc.

Still, its your app, your choice :o)

Maybe that’s the real Enterprise 2.0, open up for collaboration, then do whatever you want.

Update: Reading this again, I can see it’s not clear that we have chosen the name Connect. I just wanted the clever names to get some airtime.

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5 Responses to “A New Day”

  1. The Peninsula’s Edge Says:

    The guys and gals over at Oracle Apps Lab are preparing to introduce Oracle’s own innovation into the social enterprise, namely Oracle Connect. In lieu of this event, Jake Kuramoto of Apps Lab has been sorting through entries by users for perspective names. Some of the more notable entries appear below: * oracut (Like orkut, this one made me laugh.) * redbook * ora souls (This one made me laugh. Oracle is harvesting our

  2. OraNA :: Oracle News Aggregator Says:

    What’s the name they chose? Dow Connect. D’oh. Sonofa. While this is probably great for Anne Zelenka’s upcoming book called “Connect!“, it seems not so good for our little project, called . . . try to remember . . . CONNECT. Maybe Tim was right when he called our name choice “a tad lame” and “danged obvious”. Moving on, Dennis called for screenshots of Connect, and I understand he and Vinnie are from Missouri, the Show Me state. Justin

  3. » Naming conventions for Oracle | Irregular Enterprise | ZDNet.com Says:

    […] seems Jake Kuramoto is asking the nascent Oracle community to come up with names for it’s new internal social computing service. Suggestions Jake likes […]

  4. Matt Topper Says:

    How about Larry’s World?

    Then again maybe not…

  5. Matt Topper Says:

    How about Larry’s World?

    Then again maybe not…

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