So, I got an email back today from a contractee, whereupon I learned:
1) A technology I created, which I envisioned as having significant pro-consumer subversive uses, will instead be used as a carrier for evil (“hey, can it collect usage data to sell to credit-card companies every time they use it? That would be gr-rrreat!”)
2) It’s going to have a really stupid name. The kind of short, vowel-laden nonsense syllable combination used by start-up Web marketing firms and overly cute Web 2.0 niche services for the Myspace generation. But stupider.