Papadimoulis: Did you see the sunrise this morning, or not make it up that late ?
Atwood: Who me ?
Papadimoulis (& Spolsky): Yes.
Atwood: No, I don't remember actually it all blends together after a while.
Spolsky: What's going on here?
Spolsky: Snap out of it man we've got a podcast to do.
Atwood: I'm ready.
S: And WTF stands for
P: Worse than failure, that was established, yeah we actually established that a couple years ago. I don't know if you guys remember there was a bit of a name change on the site...
S: And people were not happy
P: It didn't work out so well, in retrospect probably keeping the daily WTF was the way to go. I don't know what it was... it just didn't feel right saying it. We obviously talk about the site here at the office, every time any of us said worse than failure, it didn't quite fit.
S: It's like a Bowdlerized version of Shakespeare or something with all the good stuff taken out.
P: More or less. It's hard to say, at the time it seemed like a good idea to kinda go with a name change, but ya know, I'm kinda glad to be back to the old name or the real name, whatever you wanna call it.
A: Changing the name was the ultimate WTF. I think everyone was scratching their head going Wow, that's a real WTF. Why would you change your name?
S: Well, I'll tell you how... new coke
A: Now but you have a good name. I want to change it to something really crappy and see what happens.
P: In fairness, I thought the name was good. I thought it was a clever acronym. It was the result of groupthink.
S: Decisions by committee! You keep going until nobody finds any offense in the thing, and nobody finds any delight in the thing.
P: Well I don't know, we all like the name, we're all like everyone's going to love it because it's kind of clever, yeah but we all just tricked ourselves into thinking that it was the right way to go.
S: Who's we? Who else is there? Is there a whole institution behind The Daily WTF? I thought it was just a guy with a blog.