I'm John Lindquist. Joel Hooks and I started egghead.io. AMA!

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Hi John, how did you come up with the name Egghead? What was the thought behind purchasing the domain name? Many users found it easy to remember the brand because of the name.

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"egghead" is defined as "a person who is highly academic or studious; an intellectual." It's a bit pretentious as a brand, but I hoped it could be a term people would aspire to.

I also like the ".io" aspect. Input/output from one egghead to another since we all learn from each other.