It was invented by Brendan Eich, co-founder of the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation. He created it in ten days, in 1995, when he was working at Netscape.
var moveItFunctionName = "moveit";
var http = new XMLHttpRequest();
And all these variables (I counted 5) are collected inside a function.
2. It turned out (and this is getting ahead of the story) that phone-to-display connectivity is not much in demand. Very few people are motivated to try to control a public displays with a phone.
In the meantime, let's move onto the prizes, which also turned out to be... a learning experience.