TIL, the term Wi-Fi was the invention of a brand-consulting firm and has no technical meaning.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi#Etymology_and_terminology

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  1. That seems like a cop out. Clearly they were trying to conjure something in people’s minds. And if they succeeded and most people think it means “wireless fidelity” then they don’t get to put on their shocked Pikachu face and claim we’re wrong.

    Edit: reads article and sees they used the term themselves in numerous places… Why they are pointlessly disavowing the meaning I don’t know.

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