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Nickok
2006-06-20, 05:41
Why is it called 'Squeezebox'? Definitely more memorable than ZXY9923C or something like that - but where did the name Squeezebox come from?

funkstar
2006-06-20, 06:24
Personally i think it is something to do with "Squeezebox" by The Who.


Mama's got a squeezebox
She wears on her chest
And when Daddy comes home
He never gets no rest
'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Mama's got a squeezebox
Daddy never sleeps at night
Well the kids don't eat
And the dog can't sleep
There's no escape from the music
In the whole damn street
'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Mama's got a squeezebox
Daddy never sleeps at night
She goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out
She's playing all night
And the music's all-tight
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
She goes, squeeze me, come on and squeeze me
Come on and tease me like you do
I'm so in love with you
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
She goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out
'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all-right
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/s/squeezebox.shtml

as for the official answer - i'm sure Sean or Dean or someone else from SD will chip in

bklaas
2006-06-20, 06:44
A Squeezebox is a hand-held, bellows-driven, free-reed musical instrument.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeezebox
see also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_box

cheers,
#!/ben

nelamvr6
2006-06-20, 07:06
A Squeezebox is a hand-held, bellows-driven, free-reed musical instrument.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeezebox
see also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_box

cheers,
#!/ben

Uh...yeah, but how does that address the question?

I believe that the name refers to the Squeezebox's ability to stream data without using a lot of bandwidth. In other words, it is able to squeeze a lot of data through a small pipe.

But that's just my interpretation, I could be wrong.

bklaas
2006-06-20, 07:16
In other words, it is able to squeeze a lot of data through a small pipe.

That's exactly how I interpret it.

dean
2006-06-20, 08:11
I came up with "Squeezebox".

It's musical, has a subtle reference to compression and a not-so-
subtle dash of innuendo. The song is a definite bonus.

Mostly, it just made me smile.

funkstar
2006-06-20, 08:56
Mostly, it just made me smile.
thats actually a pretty good reason :)

Nickok
2006-06-21, 02:19
Thanks for the replies. I'd forgotten about that song. Also good to know the story behind the name in case anyone asks (nobody has yet).

fairyliquidizer
2006-06-22, 17:24
Thanks for the replies. I'd forgotten about that song. Also good to know the story behind the name in case anyone asks (nobody has yet).

If they ask just reply with some thinly veiled innuendo that should help retain the mystique of the squeezebox for a whole new generation of box squeezers.

autopilot
2006-06-23, 10:46
I came up with "Squeezebox".

It's musical, has a subtle reference to compression and a not-so-
subtle dash of innuendo. The song is a definite bonus.

Mostly, it just made me smile.

And it's one of the best product names ever thought up. Nice work fella.

In fact many people i know now call simular types of devices Squeezebox's too, in much the same way as people call vacum cleaners 'Hoovers'.