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Re: Tetris packages - need a less-trademarked name

David Welton <davidw@efn.org> writes:

> On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Jim Pick wrote:
> > Nyetris?
> TNT - TNT's Not Tetris, to borrow on a theme...

I'm not sure about extending this thread, but...

The four-block shapes can be called `tetrominoes'[1].  We could just
call them "Tetro" or "Tetrom" based on this.  Would this still be a
problem?  It predates the "Tetris" game just a bit.  (IANAL)

Maybe we whould just describe them as "tetromino games".  I've also
seen it called a "falling bricks game".

[1] Gardner, Martin.  _Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions_, G. Bell
    and Sons Ltd., London, 1959.  Previously published in Scientific

      Carey Evans  <*>  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

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