Re: Debian Logo *Idea* Contest! (Delay for painting contest required)
On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 11:28:23PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> Everything has a 'back side' - IIRC even ants produce some acid that
> could be very harmful when used in large quantity.
> All whales are can be very dangerous, because of their huge size.
> Dolphins wreck fishermans' nets. If you get a bee sting behind your
> ear, it is possible that you get severe brain damage or even die.
> There are a lot of people alergic of milk (hint: cows).
The important point is not if something can have a negative connotation,
but whether people will make that association. Perception is everything.
If you take an OS that has a reputation of being confusing and hard to
use, a puzzle piece may not be the logo you are looking for.
> But that is not the way to think about logos/mascots. People
> generally like BSD devil - and it is a *devil*.
Again, it all comes down to perception. The little devil figure they
use is about as menacing as Barney. Actually, Barney is pretty
scary to those with half a brain. :)