What does Nosco mean ?
Nosco AG was the name of a small Swiss IT company, that I run together with my business partner Carlo Muller during the years 1989 - 2012. I was the president, CEO, and most of all the programmer. The firm was successful in the development of client specific software in the following area:
- Programming in C++
- GUI development
- Graphical algorithms and visualization (3D)
- Optimization of production processes
- Consulting and training
- Design and implementation of application specific programming languages
- Participation in client projects
- Expert systems
- Electronic exchange trading systems
The clients of Nosco AG were renowned Swiss companies like:
Nosco means I know in Latin (infinitive noscere, resp. gnoscere) and is related to the Latin cognosco (I recognize). The English words know, knowledge, recognize, as well as the German words wissen, kennen, erkennen, and partly können have the same origin as nosco, namely the Proto-Indo-European -gno-. Nosco should raise associations to:
- Competence and expertise
- Knowledge-based systems
I had one more association in mind: the Italian
- NOStra COmpagnia (our company).
The Nosco company does not exist any more, only the name has remained. And since I still like this name, I have kept it for my own homepage. Now, Nosco means to me nosco ergo sum.
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