Is it a question? To me? Or just the meaning of the text “xypnox”?
Following are the benefits of choosing it:
- Is short enough
- And it was available
- Is unique enough
- Was available in several places
- Because it can be pronounced
- Did I mention it was available?
- Looks good as text ( xypnox ) somewhat symmetric
Needless to say, it indeed was available and that was the best reason.
The Greek word that I finally stumbled upon was έξυπνος (éxypnos). It means smart, clever, ingenious etc in English. Perfect! But the e in the beginning wasn’t too nice. So, I removed the e and It now also meant Awake! Obviously, xypnos was already taken on Gmail. So, I had to improvise again. This time removing the last letter and replacing it with the good old x. And xypnox was finalized.
History of the icon.
From the very beginning to variations to a reset to now.
As is obvious from the variations, the shape is malleable.
I use several variants of the current shape/form in different places. The ones shown above are the ones I liked at that time.