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Bluetooth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The word “Bluetooth” is an anglicized version of the Scandinavian Blåtand/Blåtann, the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and created an empire around the North Sea. The idea of this name was proposed in 1997 by Jim Kardach who developed a system that would allow mobile phones to communicate with computers (at the time he was reading Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s historical novel The Long Ships about Vikings and king Harald Bluetooth).[7][8] The implication is that Bluetooth does the same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard.[9][10][11] The Bluetooth logo is a bind rune merging the Younger Futhark runes  (Hagall) (ᚼ) and  (Bjarkan) (ᛒ), Harald’s initials.

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