How tech terms got their names



Tech terms can be funny things. Think about it: What does "Bluetooth" actually mean? Why do we call a piece of code that tracks us a "cookie"? And what for the love of GOOG is a "wiki"?

So where did some of the strangest-sounding tech terms come from, and how did they get their unusual names? Grab yourself a cookie -- the sugar- and-flour kind, that is -- and let's seek out some answers.

This slideshow is based on the ITworld article "The true stories behind tech's strangest terms."