quaderno – /kwa’derno/
- notebook, notepad (Italian)
- check register (Italian – obsolete)
- An awesome web-app to make your life ten times easier (International)
Beautiful word, right?
We’re a curious bunch here in Quaderno, and our founder – Carlos – has a strong interest in other languages and cultures.
One day, while researching a new business idea, he chanced upon the story of Luca Pacioli, a mathematician and Franciscan friar considered by many to be the father of accounting and book-keeping. Luca wrote about the discipline way back in 1494, talking about the “Quaderno” – the main ledger that encompasses all of a merchant’s accounting.
The word “quaderno” stuck in Carlos’ head, and he couldn’t shake the feeling that it would be a perfect fit for his latest idea – making tax and accounting easier for online businesses.
The name stuck, and here we are a few (hundred) years later, redefining and revolutionising the word for an audience far removed from the age of Mr. Pacioli.
It helps that it still had a few nice domain names available, too.