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Old 05-19-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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I find that naming things is a little oversentimental, and indicative of unnecessary emotional attachment. I think your pedestrian names are good, as you won't feel sorry when you have to part with the bits of hardware. I always thought that "mouse" was a bit suspect as a term, but it soon became so ingrained in usage that we talk of 'cordless' mice, rather than 'tailless'. I defy any hardware maker to call such a thing a 'Manx mouse'!

I can't think of an occasion when I've had to name an inanimate object, but I'd probably be much more pedestrian than you: Mouse1 or something.
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