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Re: Tetris packages - need a less-trademarked name

On Thu, Sep 11, 1997 at 07:51:05PM +1200, Carey Evans wrote:
> I'm not sure about extending this thread, but...

Your suggestion is the best IMHO, so you were right to extend the thread.

I like it very much: it sounds somewhat sim. to tetris, and it has a good
"flair". Oh, and it makes a lot of sense.

1: "I play tetris".
2: "Oh, the game for kiddies? I play Tetrom. This is good stuff."


> 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
>     American.

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