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RIP "pwn" 2000-2006

Someone from a major video card company sent me the link for an XPS 700 earlier today, with a note telling me to check out the video card options.  Assuming the email was about the GeForce 7900GS that we had previously covered, I more or less disregarded the link.  Of course, then I noticed Dell's message on the Radeon X1900XTX option:
Own this - Pwn them
Well, now there you have it.  Even Dell agrees, "pwn" is the new black.  "Pwn," for those not familiar, was simply a typo of the word "own" regularly used in internet debating.  For example, "I just owned that level 13 mage!"  For whatever reason, "pwn" seems to be more interesting than "own" -- and the name stuck.

In any case, I predict the death of "pwn" now that Dell has adopted it. The "pwn" timeline is as follows:
2000: Elite 0-day hackers
2001: Script Kiddies
2002: Everquest Players
2003: Internet Chatrooms 
2005: Snoop Dogg
2006: Dell
2007: American Idol
2008: Grandma
Rest in Peace Pwn.




"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home
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