“Hi-fi” is to “High fidelity” as “Wi-fi” is to what? I thought to refer "Wi-fi" to “wireless fidelity”, but it seem to have no precise meaning.
closed as general reference by TimLymington, Mitch, Hugo, Mark Beadles, jwpat7 Aug 24 '12 at 14:40
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"The name The term Wi-Fi, first used commercially in August 1999, was coined by a brand-consulting firm called Interbrand Corporation. The Wi-Fi Alliance had hired Interbrand to determine a name that was "a little catchier than 'IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence'". Belanger also stated that Interbrand invented Wi-Fi as a play on words with Hi-Fi (high fidelity), and also created the Wi-Fi logo."