No Seriously, What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?
Get ready to find out!
Most of us know Wi-Fi as "something we panic about when we can't find."
But have you ever thought about what Wi-Fi actually stands for?
For awhile, a lot of people, including the U.S. military, thought it stood for "wireless fidelity."
But Wi-Fi actually stands for...nothing!
Phil Belanger, a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, told Boing Boing that Wi-Fi is a nonsense word, not an acronym.
"Wi-Fi" also sounds a lot like "Hi-Fi," which is of course slang for "high fidelity."
So Wi-Fi, like a lot of things on the internet, means and stands for absolutely nothing.
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