American cartoonist and puppeteer best known as the creator of the popular Muppets (Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Rowlf the Dog). He also made significant contributions to Sesame Street (Ernie), Fraggle Rock, The Dark Castle and Labyrinth.
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...]