What is "Base22"? and other frequently asked questions

Base22 is the name of our awesome company, that's what. We are a team of web designers, architects and developers dedicated to building enterprise-class employee portals and web applications. We love our jobs!!

(BTW: We also have another website (http://base22.com) where we explain more about who we are and what we do - this page is just about the origin myth behind the name "Base22")

Where did the name come from?

The name base22 was selected (by vote) after a long search for a name to replace "Burleson Technology Group" - the name we started working together with back in 2009. We wanted a name that was shorter, easier to say (in any language), easier to spell, harder to mishear or misunderstand, and (this is always the problem in today's world) with an available domain.

But what does it mean!

It means one or more of the following (depending on who you ask).

  • Base = foundation. 22 = 22nd century (i.e. the future). So building a foundation for the next century.
  • Base 22 = a counting symbols with 22 characters - like the more famous base 2 (binary), or base 10 (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0). Base 22 would be a system with 22 symbols (such the Greek or Hebrew alphabets which are both based on the ancient 22 symbols of the phoenician alphabet - therefore base 22 is a reference to writing system used all western languages - the most prolific information encoding system of all!)

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Once you fall in love with a number like 22, you start to see it everywhere

Everything you ever wanted to know about the number 22 - and more.
  • 22 is atomic number of titanium.
  • 22 is the number of players in rugby squad (significant for its relationship to scrum in agile software development methodology)
  • 22 is the number of players on the field in a both american Football and soccer (symbolizing team work).
  • 22 is the number of characters in the Phoenician alphabet - the first non-pictorial alphet that Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, English, Hindi, and many others are based on.
  • 22 bones in the human head\
  • 22 in numerology symbolizes the master builder, the craftsman engrossed in his labors.
  • 22 divided by 7 approximates the π (pi), the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
  • 22 is first found in the 135th position after the decimal in pi (and we assume an infinite number of times after that)
  • 22 is the standard port number for the Secure Shell protocol
  • 22 is the url encode for a quotation mark ("%22")

Read more about 22 on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_(number)

Around the world

  • Twenty Two - English
  • zweiundzwanzig - German
  • tweeëntwintig - Dutch
  • veintidos - Spanish
  • ????? ?????? - Arabic
  • vingt-deux - French
  • dwadzie?cia dwa - Polish
  • njëzet e dy - Albaian
  • dvacet dva - Czech
  • dvadeset dva - Croatian
  • tjueto - Norwegian

On the web

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Real and Fictional Dates

  • November 22 - In Atlas Shrugged this is the much hyped date that John Galt takes over the radio waves and delivers his famous speech at the clima of the book.
  • January 22, 1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
  • November 22, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.
  • March 22, 2233 - Birthday of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.

Can I join Base22 and work on cool web projects with you guys (and girls)?

Do you think you have the skills, passion, and raw talent to work with us? We are always looking for people with a passion for building the web. Just send your resume to awesomejobs@base22.com.

How do I say Base22 in my language?

Our Spanish speakers use the words - "Base veintidos" when speaking. Since on of the reasons for choosing it was to be easy to say, easy to understand - we feel this is the best way to internationalize the brand. Thus the name would be spoken as:

  • Base zweiundzwanzig - in German
  • Base tweeëntwintig - in Dutch
  • Base veintidos - in Spanish
  • Base ????? ?????? - in Arabic
  • Base vingt-deux - in French
  • Base dwadzie?cia dwa - in Polish
  • Base njëzet e dy - in Albaian
  • Base dvacet dva - in Czech
  • Base dvadeset dva - in Croatian
  • Base tjueto - in Norwegian