Friday, December 7, 2007

Metawidget - What's in a Name?

The wife and I spent a few hours last night brainstorming project names - which is far harder than it at first seems - and finally settled on Metawidget. The idea behind the name is:
  • A 'widget', while being a great word in and of itself, is infact the 'official' name for a Graphical User Interface control/component
  • The 'meta' prefix describes how Metawidget widgets will be constructed of more traditional widgets (text boxes, radio buttons, etc) - Metawidgets are 'widget of widgets'
  • It also implies a relationship to 'metadata', as Metawidget will mine metadata for information on how to construct its interfaces