How did you pick your Vox name? Does it mean something?
Submitted by LeendaDLL.
The name PhoneBoy was given to me by one of the hosts of Radionet Talk Radio, a radio show I used to work on in 1996. I used to screen calls for the show. The host forgot my name one day and called me PhoneBoyjust to call me something. The thought I had at the time was “[Thehost] is never going to let this name go, so I might as well embraceit.” And embrace it I have.
As I’ve evolved my web presence over the years, the name PhoneBoy became very closely tied to FireWall-1. In fact, if you Google for FireWall-1, you’ll see that www.phoneboy.com comes up right after Check Point, the company that makes FireWall-1 (now marketed as VPN-1). Considering that I haven’t done much with the product in a number of years, that’s a fairly strong association! Maybe I should go back to that and make some money. 😉
My day job involves customer support, which means some phone work. These days, I don’t talk to nearly as many customers as I used to. Goes with the backline support role, the products I support, and the location of the customers. However, the name “tech support” seems to have a strong linkage to phones.
I also happen to have a collection of Nokia mobile phones, which seems to be shrinking as I give them away to my friends that need them. I believe that trend will reverse itself here very shortly. I’ve also been working with VoIP over the past three years, not as part of my day job, but as a hobby/side venture.
I guess you could say that I’ve been adding some emphasis on the “Phone” part of my name as time passes. 🙂