Veni. Vidi. Codi.

I just got my WWDC 2006 T-shirt and it has just these three words on it:

Veni. Vidi. Codi.
Does anyone know what they mean? Is this some Latin thing I should understand?

It seems like it should mean: I came, I saw, I coded, but I’m not sure. I thought I’d run it through the translation widget, but no Latin, so I tried Italian and all I got was:

Any ideas? Why would Apple code this in another language?

Update: This cool latin phrase was totally lost on me, but oh well. Here’s the info, and the translation was “I came, I saw, I conquered”. May you all be the wiser.

11 thoughts on “Veni. Vidi. Codi.

  1. It comes from latin, vini, vidi, vincivine, vi y vencí (in spanish)I came, I saw, I won (or something like that in english)It was what the Julius Caesar said after a great conquer

  2. As Jack said, the original quote is “Veni, vidi, vici” by Julius Caesar. And a translation will be: “I came, I saw, I conquered”.My guess will be, I think who made this plot want the “codi” remains “code”. But searching for Code’s Etymology, it came from French and Latin “codex, caudex”.So, the real mean the Apple’s phrase is: I came, I saw, I coded.Well, tell us tomorrow, right? =D

  3. <>veni<> is Latin for <>I came<><>vidi<> is Latin for <>I saw<><>codi<> seems to be an Apple-invented Latin word for <>I coded<> (the original by Julius Caesar said <>vici<> instead which is Latin for <>I conquered<>)

  4. This being an example of : “you can have a great job in computer industry without knowing a single word of Latin” … but hey, nobody’s perfect David !But honestly, why would you need Latin after all ? 😉

  5. That reminds me of those famous remarks about Microsoft that Steve Jobs made in an interview almost a decade ago : “The only problem with Microsoft is that they just have no taste” and “They don’t think of any original ideas and they don’t bring much CULTURE into their products”.

  6. my husband just came home from wwdc and asked me what i thought this meant. i googled it and this site came up number 1. laughed my ass off! geeks are sexy!

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