Re: [OT] RIP Netscape
* Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007 Dec 31 12:19 -0600]:
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> On 12/31/07 12:06, David Brodbeck wrote:
> > On Dec 29, 2007, at 3:18 PM, Sjoerd Hiemstra wrote:
> >> As far as I'm concerned, 'Netscape' is a good name. I always wondered
> >> how names like 'Seamonkey', 'Iceape' or 'Firefox' could ever make their
> >> way into a serious, corporate environment.
> > Silly names seem to be all the rage with start-ups these days, so maybe
> > the open source community was just ahead of the curve. ;)
> That's been a trend now (in the US, at least) for about 20 years.
> Started with stupid wussy product names and moved to stupid and or
> meaningless company names.
We must be careful not to offend. Companies now spend untold time and
money searching through languages of all sorts to be sure that a new
product or merged company name is not offensive. If even one
person^Wattorney finds it offensive^Wlucrative it is certain that a
lawsuit will be filed.
It's PC insanity and it shows no sign of stopping any time soon.
Happy New Year!
- Nate >>
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."