Help HuffPostTech: What Should My Superhero Name Be?
Okay, I need your help, HuffPost commenters: I need a name.
My editors want to turn me into some kind of tech superhero. Clearly, they haven't seen me with my shirt off, or this wouldn't be the case.
The idea behind the superhero thing is that I would save people from making bad tech-buying decisions in an as-yet-unnamed series for HuffPostTech that would combine deep research and expert interviews to help guide your electronics purchases. Sure, it's not much of a superpower: Superman saved a schoolbus full of screaming children from driving over a cliff, I'll be offering well-researched and reasoned analyses of whether or not you should buy the newest tech releases. But hey, at least I'm being helpful.
Articles in this series have already run, albeit without the 'superhero' theme. The question of when you should buy the iPhone was one; more recently, I looked at the relative merits of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. These explainer-type articles will continue, only with a superhero illustration of my mug up top on a banner.
Problem is, we still don't have a name for this superhero. We have a comic book illustrator all psyched and ready to go, but before he starts, I need a name. I mean, I already have a name (Jason Gilbert, hi!) but I need a tech superhero name. Something about gadgets, or gizmos, or electronics, or tech, or something.
We've been brainstorming for a few days (yep, that's how we spend our time!), and we've come up with some ones that are pretty good--Captain Gadget, The DeTECHtive, Deciderman--but we thought we'd turn to our restless and vociferous comments section for additional entries.
So, if you can think of a good name for a kind of tech superhero that helps the uninformed make good tech-buying decisions, you can weigh in in one of two ways:
1) Tweet at me using the hashtag #techhero! I am @gilbertjasono.
2) Leave your entry in the comments. Caveat: If other commenters don't like what you've written, they will shred you to pieces and insult your mother. But you knew that, you've commented on The Huffington Post before.
And that's it! I am greatly looking forward to seeing what you kooks come up with.
Onward and upward,