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Whats in a name...

Thursday, January 06, 2005
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"What's in a name?" Shakespeare said...
Well, there is a lot....
Since Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sold off their stake in my company Hughes Software Systems to Flextronics, this was inevitable. Yes, a change in the name of the company.
The board has approved a new name of Flextronics Software Systems (FSS). Although everything, including the complete management, remains the same but just a change in the name brings about a strange feeling in the hearts of the employees.
Till now, it was common matter to be instantly treated with respect whenever I told someone in the city that I worked for HSS. But whos gonna know whats FSS. It might be just another call center for all they know. I know I may be over reacting but it feels like I'm losing a big part of my identity.
Neways, one thing in this change is for good. Now I don't have to try to correct others' pronunciation. Till now, I've heard all sorts of variations by people in pronouncing "Hughes" ranging from "Heu-jes", "Hajes", and, believe it or not, even "huggies". Hopefully that won't be the case with Flextronics.

[Listening to: Iron Head - Rob Zombie - the sinister urge (4:10)]