Was Stack Exchange named after Experts Exchange, or is the former using the word "Exchange" a coincidence?
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I remember I first heard this name from the Stack Overflow podcast. They were talking about "knowledge exchange" and they added stack to the mix and it turns out the actual product was named after that.
Since one of the unofficial goals of Stack Overflow has been "expertsexchange.com without the evil," I wouldn't be surprised that it has indirectly influenced the naming, but I can't imagine they've named the product after the hyphen site intentionally.
Stack Exchange, Inc is located in One Exchange Plaza, 26th Floor, NY NY 10006. Coincidence? I don't know.