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When did "Name this thing" become a meme?

I've been racking my brain trying to figure this out. What happened that caused asking "What is the name of this thing so I can go research it myself" become the thing to do? I've been a participant ...
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On the troubles of naming and terminology

Difficulty with naming has a bit of a history with programming. There are two hard problems in computer science: caching, naming, and off by one errors. It has been repeatedly revisited on meta ...
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