I've always been curious what TiVo stands for.
I can sleep just fine without knowing (unless Marnie has a major cough and is pulling an all-nighter, as was the case last night), but I've still wanted to know.
And now I do.
In an online interview, Michael Cronan, the name who came up with the name TiVo, explained himself:
I thought it should be as close as possible to what people would find familiar so it must contain T and V. I started looking at letter combinations and pretty quickly settled on TiVo. I also liked that "i" and "o" were a part of the name from the "in and out" engineering acronym. Additionally I thought "vo" had a nice connection to "vox" and "voce" from the latin for vocal sound and Italian for voice, vote and vow are part of the same root words.
Thank you to Christine for sending me the link.