Monday, May 11, 2015
Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Fi Wordplay
Readers of a certain age probably know the full words to the acronyms in this blog edition. Hi-Fi refers to high fidelity and the stereo receivers and amplifiers of the 1960s that reproduced music with greater frequency range. Wi-Fi refers to wireless fidelity, possibly a stretched play on words using the Hi-Fi concept to cover wireless broadband access. The mostly male, engineers that served on various 802.11 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards groups must have had a chuckle.
Along comes Fi from Google: we move from high, to wireless to a new brand of wireless.
Okay, some of us get the wordplay.