Bluetooth — Ever wonder where that name came from?

Bluetooth — Ever wonder where that name came from?

The origin story of the name “Bluetooth” and the logo used for that technology is a fascinating tale that connects Viking history, the English civil war, and a curious saga of scattered bones.

From Brian Klaas, Associate Professor of Global Politics at University College London, Contributing Writer for The Atlantic, author of Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us, and Creator/Host of the award-winning Power Corrupts podcast.

It’s a fun and fascinating dive into the origin story of the ubiquitous connectivity protocol named after a long-forgotten Viking king.

Links to Brian’s article and a fun video explanation from Tom Scott below:

Brian Klaas article on Substack: https://www.forkingpaths.co/p/the-bluetooth-viking-and-the-scattered?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

And here’s a fun video explanation from Tom Scott, “Harald Bluetooth and Your Phone”:

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