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Wikipedia: "In physics, a phonon is a collective excitation in a periodic, elastic arrangement of atoms or molecules in condensed matter, such as solids and some liquids."
Unless there is some other audio-related meaning to "phonon" that is more specialized, I don't see how it fits.
And even if there *is* such a meaning, it is certainly isn't the first thing one thinks about when encountering the word.
TizMee – Tizen compatibility layer for MeeGo
Posted Aug 14, 2012 3:43 UTC (Tue) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Closer to on-topic. Is "TizMee" to be pronounced tease me or 'tis me?
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:06 UTC (Tue) by mikov (subscriber, #33179)
That certainly is the first meaning that comes to my mind. I wasn't even aware of the physical meaning, and neither are most people, I am sure.
How about Git as an example of a bad name that is also very good :-)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 7:51 UTC (Tue) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
So phonon is related to sound, which makes it an "on topic" name, its mains drawback is that not a lot of people know what is a phonon (as you've shown).
Posted Aug 14, 2012 14:39 UTC (Tue) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Posted Aug 15, 2012 1:49 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
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