Ever wondered why oDesk is called oDesk? Here is the conversation between the co-founders Odysseas Tsatalos (OT) and Stratis Karamanlakis (SK) that resulted in that <please insert appropriate word> name.
OT – …how about nodesk.com? [Ed. note – Odysseas had worked with an outsourcing firm called “nostaff” while with a previous company.]
SK – sure, that sounds like a positive name for a company
OT – I bet people have taken the odesk.com …sh*t its still available
SK – odesk is no good, look for idesk or edesk..
OT – You won’t believe but almost every other letter is taken for *desk unless if you prefer fdesk.com
SK – I still don’t like it..
OT – you would have liked it if it were sdesk
SK – har har..
OT – We can stick a globe instead of the O you know
SK – .
OT – Or we can make it 0desk (zerodesk.)
SK – stop it
OT – I am taking it and when you find a better one we change it…