Byron doesn’t swear. He’s not religious about it or anything, he just doesn’t see the point, and it would clash with the levelheaded image he prefers to present.

Phil and I went back and forth before settling on “whale.” His first idea was “non-ogre,” and I countered with something I no longer remember that Phil said sounded too much “like a walk-on in Hackers.” It’s interesting to go back to our notes from this period and see how involved we were in tweaking each other’s drafts. We’d eventually all but stop doing this, for reasons that… ah, but we’ll get there.

Phil came up with “boxblocked” on his own, though there are other instances of it, as one word or two, that go back at least as far as 2004.