Running low on big cats, Apple announced Monday that it will begin naming its desktop operating systems after California locations instead. That dovetails with the company’s new U.S.-centric branding strategy. But the company’s first choice was a bit of a head-scratcher: OS X version 10.9 will be called “Mavericks,” after perhaps the world’s least user-friendly (and most unreliable) surfing destination.
What evocative Golden State place name will Apple choose for its next exciting software package? We have a few ideas:
- La Brea (runs like molasses)
- San Andreas (catastrophically unstable)
- Tahoe (freezes regularly)
- Lombard (pretty but slow)
- Sacramento (dysfunctional)
- Telegraph (keeps begging you for money)
- Alcatraz (the most locked-down OS yet)
- Pasadena (shuts down every night at 8:30)
- Atherton (open only to the wealthiest customers)
- San Fernando (optimized for porn)
- Donner (cannibalizes other Apple products)
- Zabriskie (spontaneously combusts)
- Cupertino (assumes you don’t know what you want until it shows it to you)
Feel free to add your own helpful suggestions in the comments.