"node" was brilliant from a marketing standpoint, I'm not so sure about "deno". I get it, deno is the letters in node rearranged. deno sounds friendly to me. When you have to convince devops to uptake a tool, "deno" sounds like a toy compared to "node" which sounds like it just belongs.
You'd be surprised how much naming really matters.
FWIW I like deno a lot. I appreciate some of the problems it solves and with Microsoft acquiring npm I want to move on. I honestly hope deno is the future.
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