For a long time, I thought Kubernetes was called that because it involved encapsulating different systems in "cubes" (idk I didn't really think about it, I've never used it).
I realized the truth when I read the introduction to Wiener's _Cybernetics_
@ayegill Interestingly, I've always distinguished the starts of “cubes” and “Kubernetes” as /kjuw/ and /kuw/, respectively, so that connection never occurred to me. I've also never used it, so maybe “cube” is a technical term within it that would make that connection more obvious.
a Schelling point for those who seek one
(It's because "kubernetes" mean's "helmsman" in Greek, which is also how Wiener came up with the word "cybernetics" - which, hilariously, we're forced to conclude he must have originally pronounced with a k-sound)