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Obsolete Microspeak: TDBN and the six-pack


Windows 8 introduced its own code names.
Last time

we learned about charms,
a term which started out as an internal code name but
wound up as the public name for the feature.



When you called up the Charms Bar,
a little information box also appeared
in the lower left corner of the screen.
This showed the time, date, battery status, and
network status.
The internal name for this information box was TDBN,
named after the four things which appear in it:
Time, Date, Battery, and Network.
It was pronounced tidbin












7:00



Wednesday


August 29



If you selected Settings from the charms bar,
a settings panel slid in,
and at the bottom of the settings panel was a block of
six icons arranged as follows:













NetworkVolumeBrightness
NotificationsPowerKeyboard


To wit:


SRC="http://tncdn.vikitech.netdna-cdn.com/assets/Windows-8-Brightness-Settings.png">


This cluster of six icons was known as the six-pack.



So there's some useless trivia for you.



¹
Not to be confused with

fizzbin.

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