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Seems that naming tech products is like finding a .com address: �The good ones are all taken.� I�ve got proof. I�m B.C. with the Top 5 Worst Named Tech Products, Pt. II: The list has grown since the last time we did this. #5 is Cisco Cius. It�s kinda clever in a cloyingly cute sort of way that eventually makes you mad the third or fourth time someone asks what you�re carrying and you have to say it. It�s a tablet that is centered around Cisco telepresence, WebEx meetings and �transformative business software applications and software management� which sounds awfully boring for something called Cius. #4 is George. Now, if you�re of a certain age or familiar with rat pack slang, you think I�m talking about your Bird. In fact, it�s something bigger: A really good iPod dock music system from the also clumsily named Chestnut Hill Sound. I�m told that �George� was chosen because this was their first product, like Washington was our first president. Clever. Or not. #3 Casio G�zOne. Wow, what a mess. I still don�t know how to pronounce it, so I�m guessing G ZONE. But I�m probably wrong and it probably doesn�t matter since nobody�s in the market anymore for phones that look like G.I. Joe accessories. #2 is the Tivoli Audio iYiYiYiYi. These guys usually make some nice looking, well named, understated gear. This is none of that. Our review calls it attractive, but that�s back when we had a blind guy doing audio reviews. It has no bass & treble controls, and goes for $400. That�s how they get you to say the name. #1 has got to be Qwikster, Netflix� overnight debacle. First of all, why would you take the SLOWEST of your two video platforms and call IT Qwikster? Second, why would you name a DVD video service something that makes no reference to movies, DVD�s, video, television or your existing globally known brand name? And third, why would you not check first if the twitter account of the same name isn�t already owned by some guy with a pot smoking Elmo as his avatar?

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