By now, you must have seen that our web site is thotofthis.com. For the curious minds, here is the story on how we landed with that name. As you know, Thot Of This revolves around the sparks (thoughts, comments, reactions) from your mind when you come across some content on the Internet. Or in short, “you read something and think of something related to it” . Now that description is right, but not exactly catchy. So after some more brainstorming we landed with “Read that and thought of this”. Some whois searches and yes, thoughtofthis.com is available! So we took that one. But the team was still not fully satisfied, coz thoughtofthis.com is too long and prone to being mis-typed. Besides, denoting them sparks as “thoughts” would take too much space on Web pages, the resident usability experts pointed out. So after some more discussion and coffee, we came up with thot. That’s short enough. But there is more to it. You see, t-h-o-t is recursive acronym for Thot Of This. That’s like PHP if you will. To make that connection even more apparent, sometimes we also write it as ThOT.
So there you have it, the official story of origin of Thot.