06 August 2006

Veni. Vidi. Codi.

I just got my WWDC 2006 T-shirt and it has just these three words on it:

Veni. Vidi. Codi.
Does anyone know what they mean? Is this some Latin thing I should understand? It seems like it should mean: I came, I saw, I coded, but I'm not sure. I thought I'd run it through the translation widget, but no Latin, so I tried Italian and all I got was: Any ideas? Why would Apple code this in another language? Update: This cool latin phrase was totally lost on me, but oh well. Here's the info, and the translation was "I came, I saw, I conquered". May you all be the wiser.


Anonymous said...

It comes from latin, vini, vidi, vinci

vine, vi y vencí (in spanish)

I came, I saw, I won (or something like that in english)

It was what the Julius Caesar said after a great conquer

Anonymous said...

As Jack said, the original quote is "Veni, vidi, vici" by Julius Caesar. And a translation will be: "I came, I saw, I conquered".

My guess will be, I think who made this plot want the "codi" remains "code". But searching for Code's Etymology, it came from French and Latin "codex, caudex".

So, the real mean the Apple's phrase is: I came, I saw, I coded.

Well, tell us tomorrow, right? =D

Anonymous said...

veni is Latin for I came
vidi is Latin for I saw
codi seems to be an Apple-invented Latin word for I coded (the original by Julius Caesar said vici instead which is Latin for I conquered)

Anonymous said...

This being an example of : "you can have a great job in computer industry without knowing a single word of Latin" ... but hey, nobody's perfect David !
But honestly, why would you need Latin after all ? ;)

Joel Esler said...

Seems obvious to me. Italian won't get a translation, only Latin will.

Apple wrote this in another language, why else? It's cool.

Anonymous said...

"Veni, vidi, visa."

"I came, I saw, I went shopping."

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of those famous remarks about Microsoft that Steve Jobs made in an interview almost a decade ago : "The only problem with Microsoft is that they just have no taste" and "They don't think of any original ideas and they don't bring much CULTURE into their products".

Anonymous said...

my husband just came home from wwdc and asked me what i thought this meant. i googled it and this site came up number 1. laughed my ass off! geeks are sexy!

Anonymous said...

i came i saw i conquored

Anonymous said...

Hi, where did you buy your t-shirt?

Chia L'√Čtranger said...

Since we like Macs around here:

Veni, Vidi, Vista.

I came, I saw, I crashed.