Rick Schaut blogged about vanity plates recently, which reminded me of a few fun ones I’ve seen:
- A friend from college had HTTP 80. He is actually the reason that David and I work at Microsoft and is currently a development manager in the Exchange team. I think he has it hanging up in his office.
- A physics professor at college had PV NRT.
- My parents’ car that I drove in high school had NIN 678. This was in the early 90s. I used to get stopped in parking lots and at lights by other kids who would roll down their windows and yelling “NIN RULEZZZ, dude!!“
- A friend of mine claims that she once almost hit a car with the license plate MICROSFT (or some very close variation). It was an old beater, so she didn’t think anything of it, until she saw Bill Gates at the wheel. I don’t know whether or not to really believe this story, but it is true that in Washington state, the license plate stays with the car.
Of course, for any geeky vanity plate, you need a good license plate holder.