Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's

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Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:49:11 am »
Hi guys,

You know that english is not my mother tongue. I'm trying to create a name for a fake (emulated) PDA. The name should sound vintage, which is a bit challenging for me (only natural english speakers can feel every nuance of a name).

Could you suggest some names please?

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 01:21:33 pm »
The usually had words like data, computer, personal, etc

DataBank
PDB - Personal Data Bank
PIDB – Personal intelligent data bank
IDB101 – Intelligent data bank
PIDO - Personal intelligent data organizer
PRIVY-O – Personal organiser
P-DOSS – Personal dossier
OGMA – Celtic mythology god of knowledge
LAO – God of wisdom
PROMETHEUS – Titan of forethought
METIS – Oceanid of wise council
TIWAS – Norse mythology known for great wisdom and knowledge
SAGA - Norse mythology known for great wisdom and knowledge
PRIV-PDO
MEMODOC
MEMDAT

Then just stick a few model/ version numbers on the end… PDB90, PIDO881, LAO100, etc.

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 02:18:10 pm by korrelan »
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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 02:28:08 pm »
You're my jesus!  ;D

SAGA really sounds like the name of a big fat company. So it could be something like "Saga PDB90".

Thinking about it, SAGA actually is the name of a company. Too bad.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 02:33:23 pm »
Cool... just don't try and nail me lol.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 07:12:48 pm »
You'd come back 3 days later anyway <= due to physics laws local overriding :)

Thank you! I can already feel the vintage' flowing through my hungry veins!

EDIT:

And a year later, you come up with the PDB 90+ which has 32Kb of RAM instead of just 8Kb... wow man!

By the way, are you Celt, Korrelan?
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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 09:54:16 pm »
My father is Welsh so I suppose I’m half Celt, probably the bottom half lol. 

I was born and live in Middle-earth… I mean England sorry… so easy to get the two confused.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 02:45:55 am »
personal digital assistant
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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 09:45:43 am »
The bottom half   ;D

8pla.net, are you suggesting "PDA" as name for a PDA? ;)

But yes, the notion of "assistant" could be present in the acronym, because this emulated PDA will have chatbot capabilities.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 02:41:51 pm »
Would "Intelligent Life Assistant" sound strange to an english ear?

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 03:21:04 pm »
IMHO besides not sounding very vintage it sounds like it should be giving diet/ health/ relationship advice/ assistance.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 05:08:04 pm »
Ok. Yeah, not a good idea :)

Saga IDO 90+ for "Intelligent Data Organizer" should work, right?

You can't imagine how much you're helping me, my sweet half-celt! When you have a project you care about, not being able to name it properly is frustrating.   O0

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 02:26:58 am »
"Intelligent Life Assistant" sounds original.



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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 02:12:52 pm »
Yes, thank you. I also thought it was original, but since it carries unwanted meanings (the PDA won't give diet/health advices), it doesn't fit so well.

Or maybe "Intelligent Life Organizer".

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 03:00:28 pm »
'Intelligent life assistant' has strong connotations with 'life coach'.

It's the word 'life' that is not normally associated with any kind of digital computer/ organiser/ assistant.

This is just my take of course...

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 07:50:43 pm »
Ok. No word "life", then. :)