Howard Cunningham, creator of wiki software and the world’s first wiki web site (WikiWikiWeb), came up with the name after being told to take the ‘Wiki Wiki Shuttle’ at the Honolulu airport. “Wiki” means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki site is still up and running at the server of his software consultancy firm, Cunningham & Cunningham.
The El Capitan OS X version is named after the El Capitan rock formation at the Yosemite National Park. Wallpapers that came with the operating system featured this vertical rock. [more...]