It's just a word to evoke the idea that serving as much as you can statically while using client-side code and hitting serverless APIs for any needs after that.
There are all kinds of tech words like this to remember to get right:
- It's Sass, not SASS.
- It's Less, not LESS.
- It's WordPress, not WordPress. (LOLZ WordPress won't let you spell it wrong. Imagine a lowercase "p".)
- It's webpack, not Webpack.
- It's npm, not NPM.
- It's CodePen, not Codepen.
- It's CSS-Tricks, not CSS Tricks
Phil offered this in the Jamstack Slack:
I'd just offer this one comparison: