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I recently watched a video of a singer introducing her new equipment, the Miktek CV4 microphone. It dawned on me that the spelling bears resemblance to MiKTeX and I became curious if MiKTeX is an allusion to Miktek. However, I have found no indication that one is named after the other, and in this mailing list, Christian Schenk explained the meaning of MiK in MiKTeX:
mik used to be my login name. It is an acronym for: Micro-kid. Hence the capital K in MiKTeX.
But that leads to a question: the 'i' in Miktek is pronounced like the 'i' in microphone, but according to the about page on the official MiKTeX website, MiKTeX is pronounced mick-tech. If the name is derived from Micro-kid and the TeX program built for Microsoft Windows, wouldn't it be more natural to pronounce MiKTeX as Miktek?
While I'm at it, I remember reading somewhere that TeX is an acronym for Tau Epsilon Chi and the original pronunciation of TeX is tech with the ch sounding like that in loch (not lok). Can someone point me to a source? That would be much appreciated.