UNISYS, the new corporate name of the combination of Burroughs Corp. and Sperry Corp., a $10 billion company of more than 100,000 employees working in more than 100 countries, leaves something to be desired.
The only good thing about the name is that it doesn't have an x in it. Ever since Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey became Exxon Corp., companies have had a partiality for putting an x in their corporate title. X, in mathematics at least, usually stands for an unknown quantity. Come to think of it, maybe using x isn't such a bad idea after all.