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go_to_the_light 12/4/2012 | 10:05:05 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names it means (meant): "we couldn't cope".

CanMan 12/4/2012 | 10:05:54 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Check out this new packeteer type company--

Ipanema

www.ipanematech.com

The logo is IP|Anema, I guess they are selling anemic IP!
SINGBUSA 12/4/2012 | 10:18:21 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
as in "red back" - the affects of their competitors riding them doggie style for some time !
sstaplet 12/4/2012 | 10:20:38 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Like Lightreading is a better one?
stevevogelnu 12/4/2012 | 10:20:40 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names No, thats what comes out of a long hard ....
submarine.
revolver 12/4/2012 | 10:20:48 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names There is a UK-based company called Wayne Kerr - make of that what you will.
fleshpeddler 12/4/2012 | 10:21:21 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names german (plural) for sperm?
lucender 12/4/2012 | 10:21:22 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names When Lucent bought Ascend, we were left with a big Lu-cend.
Larry, Monkey 12/4/2012 | 10:23:58 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names IntruVert Networks
"Please, just don't bother us..."
talroze 12/4/2012 | 10:24:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names so is it true that the PAV in PAV Data Systems (UK FSO bods) stands for "Penis And Vagina" ?
LeCastor71 12/4/2012 | 10:25:02 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names I just can't get over the name...some more possible slogans (SM)

- $2 for a pound of flesh
- Aspic available in release 2.0
- Proud sponsors of the Purina challenge
- swimming upstream
- forget John West
- creating the DRIFT NET

;-) LC
SPARKLE 12/4/2012 | 10:26:31 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names If we can have a JEDAI (1st cousins location and staff-wise to EULIX - just as stupid...) and a YODA-YODA why can't we have a JAMESDEAN Broadband Systems ("Faster than a drunk in a Porsche")or a "JABA THE HUT RAID Servers" company.

It should also be noted that DORSAL "evolved" from "Sowilo" , much better don't you think?

However, if I were a VC, I'd immediately pitch my funds to "Apathy" Networks or "Despondant Communications"...


221east second street 12/4/2012 | 10:27:31 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names apparently there is an entire site dedicated to this corprate name theme, www.shinolas.com
billyjoebob 12/4/2012 | 10:27:34 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Is this a Kentucky hillbilly stuck on the subway in Washington?
billyjoebob 12/4/2012 | 10:27:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Mahi?????

What - you had dinner - it went bad, you went south and so you built a router??? Whats that all about?
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:27:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names And they keep popping up.....

metrobility

What is it with the continual use of 'metro' and all its variants?
billyjoebob 12/4/2012 | 10:27:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Well - maybe not a national hero - but more like a sleeping aid - She can Celine you to a more restful night sleep.

Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:27:54 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names yeah, well we also missed:

BigBangwidth

www.BigBangwidth.com
scared 12/4/2012 | 10:27:57 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names how come gazillionbits.com is not on the list?

you must check out the website
http://www.gazillionbits.com
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:28:00 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names ...Do you think Crapshooter should be forced to join the LR Staff after such a superior contribution?...

Opto,

Thank you for the kinds words.

Steve Saunders: what do you think? Of course, in such a wide open job market, I get dozens of offers each week...
fleshpeddler 12/4/2012 | 10:28:13 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
what does that even mean anyway?
opto 12/4/2012 | 10:28:16 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names I think we should take a vote:

> Do you think Crapshooter should be forced to join the LR Staff, after such a superior contribution?

____ yes
____ no

My vote, of course, is YES!
owl-light 12/4/2012 | 10:28:16 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Tellabs - Montreal

Oh, we're talking names? I thought we were talking companies!
LeCastor71 12/4/2012 | 10:28:18 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Sockeye

- The fishiest company in the fishiest market
- Better than plankton!
- Bottom feeders Inc.
- Our solutions stink!?
- We'll stay underwater

;-)
bigdaddy 12/4/2012 | 10:28:18 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Huh Huh, Huh huh, He said Spirea.

you must still have a job.

Beavis
USA 12/4/2012 | 10:28:20 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names The common belief is that the name Sycamore came fromt he fact that the people who started the company were Sick of Mory (Mory Ejabat) from the Cascade days, I think.
cyber_techy 12/4/2012 | 10:28:20 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Good that no one mentioned my company

cyber_techy

CEO
Loveras Networks
cyber_techy 12/4/2012 | 10:28:20 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names >Ellacoya- an indian word meaning, "no sales, ever",

If they want to sell anything, they should name it Sellacoya instead. Either way they'll make the worst names list.
USA 12/4/2012 | 10:28:21 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Then there is Turin, which seems to always be in a 'shroud'.
jamesbond 12/4/2012 | 10:28:22 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names I think "Hate-Her-Ass Networks" matches better.
Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:28:23 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names "BTW, slow news day I take it? Or just too depressed to write about anything of substance?"

Alert! Alert! TSOHF (total sense of humor failure).

Puddn: give me your address and I will pack a funny bone in dry ice and ship it to you overnight.

Cheers!

Steve



zhadum 12/4/2012 | 10:28:23 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names >>>>>>>>>>>
BTW, slow news day I take it? Or just too depressed to write about anything of substance?
>>>>>>>>>>

Oh chill - I have had a blast reading these posts. Ellacoya definition, Celion Dion, and others were great.

Please keep this up - "light"reading is now standing behind its name.

Z.
lazydude 12/4/2012 | 10:28:24 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Syc-n-no-more?
puddnhead_wilson 12/4/2012 | 10:28:24 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Your 7th worst name accordig to your list:

>7) Spirea - Get your kids vaccinated early!

Err, Spirea is actually the name of a rather attractive and common species of flowering shrub. I just double checked dictionary.com to confirm it has no other meaning, least of all an infectious disease.

BTW, slow news day I take it? Or just too depressed to write about anything of substance?
hangingbythemoment 12/4/2012 | 10:28:25 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Hate-Their-Ass Networks.

http://www.hatterasnetworks.co...

saw their banner right here on lightreading.


JudasPriest 12/4/2012 | 10:28:27 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names <<<<<>>>>>
Correct. I'm not being a complete prick though, I was just testing wheather JudasPriest is as easy to wind-up as I thought - looks like it..!
;-)
<<<<<>>>>>

Wind me up and watch me go! Still, I'm amused by the thought that, all across this fair land and the Great White North, there are groups of EEs and OEs gathered around the water cooler talking about Spider Man, Attack of the Clones, and what a prick *I* am. ;-)
trixie 12/4/2012 | 10:28:28 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Sockeye-

Nothing Fishy about us....
let-there-be-light 12/4/2012 | 10:28:31 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names CIENA:-

Ci-ena-revenues-on-the-horizon?

Sorry, it's a nasty one, but couldn't resist...
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:28:32 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Clifford of Vermont
GǣThe Big Red Dog goes Hi-TechGǥ

EZConn Enterprise
GǣRipping you off is a piece of cake!Gǥ

InnovaQuartz
GǣAt least theyGre not Innova their headsGǥ

Krone Inc.
GǣThe Good Witches of the NorthGǥ

Schott Glas
GǣWhat are you gonna fill yours with?Gǥ

Bookham Technologies
GǣBookham Danno!Gǥ

DiCon
GǣOnly after a fair trialGǥ

Bragg Photonics
GǣIf youGve got it, flaunt it!Gǥ

Codeon
GǣDonGt drive or operate heavy machinery after takingGǥ

Gurley Precision Instruments
GǣI prefer 'Manly' when I go for precision instrumentsGǥ

Condumex Inc.
GǣNow with a reservoir tip!Gǥ

Minitool
GǣAnd weGre not ashamed to admit it (extra small condumex, please)Gǥ

Babcock
GǣWhose...Gǥ never mind

Axon Photonics
GǣAxon, Axoff young grasshopperGǥ
wayland_smithy 12/4/2012 | 10:28:33 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names And whilst we are on the subject, whatabout the famous annual European Optical Components show.....E-COC ???
smallberries 12/4/2012 | 10:28:33 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Criminy!
Zoiks!

www.gadzoox.com
BBBoa 12/4/2012 | 10:28:34 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names YIPES! I pissed through someone's hard earned $$$$$ for nothing!

JP
high plains drifter 12/4/2012 | 10:28:34 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Ellacoya- an indian word meaning, "no sales, ever",

good one.
phaeton 12/4/2012 | 10:28:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Ebone Services!

They would be amused how russians would respond to this name.
It means exactly F***ed Services!
Iago 12/4/2012 | 10:28:35 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names procket sounds like an adult toy
Confucius 12/4/2012 | 10:28:37 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Ellacoya
Ella Who?


Ellacoya- an indian word meaning, "no sales, ever"
darkone 12/4/2012 | 10:28:39 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names It is not an optics company, but the name is so good.

http://www.analatom.com/
MP_UK 12/4/2012 | 10:28:39 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Actually, both spellings (realize and realise) are correct. I assume from your user name that you are British (?) and therefore use the r-e-a-l-i-s-e spelling.

------------------------

Correct. I'm not being a complete prick though, I was just testing wheather JudasPriest is as easy to wind-up as I thought - looks like it..!
;-)
uuallan 12/4/2012 | 10:28:39 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Ellacoya
Ella Who?

Sockeye
Buy services from us, or we'll punch you in the eye.
light_rock 12/4/2012 | 10:28:42 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Softalia (http://www.softalia.com/home.h...

I'm pretty sure they have antibiotics for that now.
whitewater 12/4/2012 | 10:28:42 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Author: JudasPriest

One doesn't have to read these message boards for long to realize the market for Grammer Engine is vast.

For the majority of the holier-than-thou genius, high-falutin engineers that populate this site and contribute to its ongoing commentaries, the English language seems to be a real puzzler.

---------------------------------

I wonder if you consider yourself to be part of this group? I only ask due to your inability to spell 'realise' or 'grammar' correctly...

----------------------------------

Actually, both spellings (realize and realise) are correct. I assume from your user name that you are British (?) and therefore use the r-e-a-l-i-s-e spelling.

;-)

JudasPriest 12/4/2012 | 10:28:43 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names You make my point. Grammer Engine was a direct quote, and in my country - where we managed to throw off the manacle of British Rule more than 200 years ago, we spell it "realize."
fiber_r_us 12/4/2012 | 10:28:44 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names I clearly should have attached a smiley-face after my Celine Dion posts. Sometimes my humor is a little too dry.
bigdaddy 12/4/2012 | 10:28:44 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Mr. Shooter said:

Well, yeah. Someone around here has to mind the words while the EE's do their best to massacre them. I'm willing to bet every single editor at LR that contributed to this article was a liberal arts major. Can you imagine if engineers wrote the article?

We would have come up with some like the following:

sentitO Networks,
At least they don't have a pet monkey as a mascot!

The founders picture, Guess which one is Tito and win a free ethernet port.

http://www.valsadie.com/bros3....

Marlon and Jermain are pissed they didn't get in on the naming rights.

http://www.sentito.com

You gotta love a company that can work "breast" into the company name. Must be engineers, Liberal arts people would be way to sensitive to the ladies to do that!!
MP_UK 12/4/2012 | 10:28:46 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Author: JudasPriest

One doesn't have to read these message boards for long to realize the market for Grammer Engine is vast.

For the majority of the holier-than-thou genius, high-falutin engineers that populate this site and contribute to its ongoing commentaries, the English language seems to be a real puzzler.

---------------------------------

I wonder if you consider yourself to be part of this group? I only ask due to your inability to spell 'realise' or 'grammar' correctly...

chumly 12/4/2012 | 10:28:47 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names <<you dorc!="" left="" out="">>

judging from some of the comments below..............no they didn't.</you>
Dr.Q 12/4/2012 | 10:28:48 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names You left out DORC!
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:28:49 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names South Park's Canadian jokes are pretty funny, but I've always been partial to Ren & Stimpy's version of the Canadian National Anthem:

Our country reeks of trees
Our yaks are really large
And they smell like rotting beef carcasses

And we have to clean up after them
And our saddle sores are the best...

Can't remember the rest, but you get the idea.
melao 12/4/2012 | 10:28:49 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names "C'mon! Celine is a national hero!"

Er. I cannot blame south park anymore for canadian jokes then.
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:28:50 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names <<<well, are="" arts="" for.="" liberal="" majors="" that's="" what="" words.="" yeah.="">>>

Well, yeah. Someone around here has to mind the words while the EE's do their best to massacre them. I'm willing to bet every single editor at LR that contributed to this article was a liberal arts major. Can you imagine if engineers wrote the article?</well,>
dc_optics 12/4/2012 | 10:28:50 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Motto: Ride the Light
Meaning: Ride the light to an SEC investigation.

dhanush 12/4/2012 | 10:28:51 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
juniper
ciena
sycamore

??
jamesbond 12/4/2012 | 10:28:52 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names (disclaimer: i am a big fan of what procket is doing but don't love the name)

-------------

So what is procket doing??? Sounds like you
are afraid of HIM...
fhe 12/4/2012 | 10:28:53 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names So what do you get? The big red zero!
light-headed 12/4/2012 | 10:28:55 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names cannot believe that didn't make the list... sounds like a disease or condition... maybe the name for a surgeon specializing in anal injuries...

figure you guys are too afraid that Tony Li will be offended and stop posting the DTR!!! actually i haven't seen the DTR in a while so what are you waiting for?

(disclaimer: i am a big fan of what procket is doing but don't love the name)

;-)
electronics 12/4/2012 | 10:28:55 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names >...if there's one painfully apparent truth in >this world, it is this: no matter how good they >are with numbers, engineers just don't get words.

Well, yeah. That's what liberal arts majors are for. Words.
BlueWater66 12/4/2012 | 10:28:57 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Come on, the name "ZARLINK" should be up there. I image a small guy in superman tights, with his hands on his hips yelling "I am ZARLINK". The name stinks.
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:28:57 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Tell that to Rene the next time he's in Vegas or to the EEC PC users trying to play her latest offering.
fiber_r_us 12/4/2012 | 10:28:57 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names What about IBM... UBM... We all BM...
fiber_r_us 12/4/2012 | 10:28:58 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names C'mon! Celine is a national hero!
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:28:58 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Some posters on here have great calisma.


As the doctor held his stethoscope to the teenagers chest he told her "Big breaths!"

"Yeth" she replied, "..and I'm only thixteen!"
kozza 12/4/2012 | 10:28:58 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Kozza
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:28:58 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Stay away from the light! fiber_r_us Come back to us....It doesn't have to be this way, there is music beyond 'Celion' Dion and Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey and Boyz to Men.........Ohmigod - I've just realized I can name all those without thinking.....I'm doomed.
gballog 12/4/2012 | 10:28:59 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names This French company's name inadvertently summarizes the short history of many startups, if not its own:

OPTIGONE

Iago 12/4/2012 | 10:29:00 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names loved #50 and #37
Germans are fun to make fun of.
oldunclemarc 12/4/2012 | 10:29:00 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names "She trembled as he touched her Calisma."
arch_dude 12/4/2012 | 10:29:00 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names .... and then I zip up my fly.
JudasPriest 12/4/2012 | 10:29:01 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names ...if there's one painfully apparent truth in this world, it is this: no matter how good they are with numbers, engineers just don't get words.
Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:29:01 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names "Doesn't she spell her name "Celine Dion"?"

Oh dear.
Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:29:01 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names if he can say "Flanker" then you can say "wanker"
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:29:02 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names <<<doesn't "celine="" dion"?="" her="" name="" she="" spell="">>>

--------------------------

It's obviously a play on words. Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor in this industry?</doesn't>
crapshooter 12/4/2012 | 10:29:02 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Can I say "wanker"?
fiber_r_us 12/4/2012 | 10:29:02 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Hey! Maybe I like her music!
fiber_r_us 12/4/2012 | 10:29:02 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names >Celion Networks
>Bringing Celion Dion to the world
>My Heart will go on......and on.... and on.....


Doesn't she spell her name "Celine Dion"?
Oakster 12/4/2012 | 10:29:03 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names http://www.ilovebacon.com/0424...
Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:29:03 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names why?
flanker 12/4/2012 | 10:29:04 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names just plain wrong...
JudasPriest 12/4/2012 | 10:29:12 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names One doesn't have to read these message boards for long to realize the market for Grammer Engine is vast.

For the majority of the holier-than-thou genius, high-falutin engineers that populate this site and contribute to its ongoing commentaries, the English language seems to be a real puzzler.
thatsmrgeektoyou 12/4/2012 | 10:29:14 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names How about Grammer Engine?
The favorite PROM Emulator of grade school English classes everywhere!
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:29:14 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Celion Networks
Bringing Celion Dion to the world
My Heart will go on......and on.... and on.....

Photuris
For tourists only

Teradvance
Tearing down optical Networks

Excelight
New in the Auto Department at Halfords
Most excellent light adventure

Metrophotonics
Just plain godawful

Peleton
Football star, BB Gun or what?
Greenbone 12/4/2012 | 10:29:15 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
Outstanding! Reading this list made my day.

djniall 12/4/2012 | 11:12:30 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names What do think the Italian subsidiary of UK energy co. Powergen calls itself? That's right PowergenItalia.
nicecuteguy1980 12/5/2012 | 12:04:21 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Paxonet Communications.

Check it out. You are definitely going to add it and that too probably in top-5.
verstand 12/5/2012 | 12:29:39 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Lucent still think they are the glorious old Bell Lab! Man, weak up! Look at their number and read the news of their stupid M&As!
AllGone 12/5/2012 | 3:30:13 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names yes this is typical anti-French action since they were trying to tell G.W. Moron not to go to IRAQ.

note we don't even use the "We told you so!"
flyingsausage 12/5/2012 | 3:30:54 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
> 23) France Telecom SA
> Who the Hell would name a company after that
> country?

is that humour or racism ??
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