The Inspiration for Gnip

When you heard that Gnip launched yesterday, did you immediately get that their name is “Ping” spelled backwards? I did, but many of my colleagues didn’t. Why? Because they were too young to remember that cheesy ’70’s game called “Gnip Gnop” (Ping pong, spelled backward.)

So, I thought I’d share the TV commercial for that long lost game.

Oh, and if you want to know more about what Gnip is and why it’s important, check out the video session we shot over at TechCrunch HQ yesterday.

3 thoughts on “The Inspiration for Gnip

  1. Joseph Smarr says:

    Heh, and methinks that still from the video above provides a strong hint as to the origins of their logo too… 🙂

  2. I keep telling you, Joseph, we’re standards *whores*. XMPP, Atom, a piece of plastic from a kids game, a discarded chicken bone from the trash bin… whatever it takes.

  3. […] for more background on why Gnip is Gnip, I did a post recently on the origin of their name. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Gnip Flips the Aggregation Model from Pull to […]

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