In 1996 Microsoft acquired the VTI company specially to help build it’s growing web product line. VTI stands for Vermeer Technologies Incorporated. The ubiquitous familiar folder began with FrontPage extensions and comes directly from what VTI’s developers decided to call it pre-acquisition back in 1996. It remains unchanged today. Now it’s even more visible with the continuation into the SharePoint product line and not likely to go anywhere soon.
Not a technical post but interesting anyway, right?