The Power Macintosh 7100's internal code name was "Carl Sagan", the in-joke being that the mid-range PowerMac 7100 would make Apple "billions and billions". Though the project name was internal, it was revealed to the public in a 1993 issue of MacWeek. Sagan, concerned that the public might interpret this as an endorsement, reportedly contacted Apple and requested that they clarify that the codename didn't constitute an official endorsement on his part. When they reportedly refused, he wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in a 1994 issue of MacWeek, seeking to inform their readers of the situation.
Following the letter, Apple renamed the project to "BHA" (for Butt-Head Astronomer). Sagan then sued Apple for libel over the new name, but lost. Following this, however, he sued Apple again, this time for the original use of his name, but lost this suit as well. Sagan and Apple, apparently not wishing to engage in a series of lawsuits over the issue, came to an out-of-court agreement in November 1995, leading to Apple making a statement of apology. The engineers on the project made a third and final name change from "BHA" to "LAW", short for "Lawyers are Wimps".