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No Seriously, What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

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Phil Belanger, a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, told Boing Boing that Wi-Fi is a nonsense word, not an acronym.

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"It is not an acronym. There is no meaning," Belanger said. "We (the founding members of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, now called the Wi-Fi Alliance) hired Interbrand to come up with the name and logo that we could use for our interoperability seal and marketing efforts. We needed something that was a little catchier than 'IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence.'"

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