[Xerox hardware designer Chuck] Thacker revealed the real origins of the term [WYSIWYG]. He said it was coined by his wife, Karen, who upon seeing an Alto running Bravo, turned to him and said, "You mean, what I see is what I get?" Mrs. Thacker is a true technophobe, he said in a phone interview Thursday, one who believes the best computers are the ones we don't see, like the ones in ATMs and in cars. NY Times: Bits
Ha! Ha! Women and technology! It's a good thing none of them have actually just hit on the perfect goal for the current generation of technology, eh gents?