Email is older than the World Wide Web. It’s actually older by two decades. Email was created in 1971 while the web was invented in late 1990.
Xbox, Microsoft's gaming console, was originally named DirectX Box, a nod to their DirectX graphics technology. This was shortened to just 'Xbox', which didn't sound right legally! However, it won over 'Midway', 'WEP' (Windows Entertainment Project), 'VERY', 'MARZ' and other suggested names. [more...]