Warum heisst del.icio.us del.icio.us?

Endlich die Antwort auf die Frage, wie del.icio.us zu diesem Namen kam:

When .us became available, I wrote a quick script to figure out the
shortest prefixes that would allow me to generate the most number of

$ grep us$ /usr/dict/words | sed ‘s/.*(….)(us)$/1.2/’ | sort
| uniq -c | sort -n | tail
  6 aceo.us
  6 mino.us
  7 ario.us
  7 onio.us
  7 urio.us
  8 aneo.us
  8 orio.us
  10 itio.us
  14 icio.us
  18 acio.us

(via theflow)