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Re: potato bugs...(ugh)

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 05:05:45PM +0200, Roland Mas wrote:
> Louis-David Mitterrand (2001-04-10 16:55:54 +0200) :
> > Think about it: a bug as logo! it conveys that:
> > - debian tamed the bugs, 
> > - is not afraid a showing a real bug, 
> > - never hides a bug
> > - likes bugs for their artistic sake,
> > 
> > That bug picture is a "aha" moment. It makes total sense to have it as
> > Debian logo.
> Not sure that was a serious suggestion...  If so, I'd like to object
> that only in English does it make sense.  The fact that the same word
> can mean both any random small insect and a malfunction in a computer
> programme does not happen, say, in French, and I suspect it may also
> be the case for other languages.
>   Besides, I like the abstract logo.

Abstract tends to be cold. The present logo, besides being butt-ugly
(that's a matter of taste of course), 
- isn't warm at all, 
- it means nothing, 
- it's not accessible to outsiders,
- doesn't convey anything about debian (which is the primary task of a

If you guys want to attract more girl-developers (and make yout BOF
meeting more interesting) you better find some _cute_ logo. The swirl
doesn't appeal _at all_ to girls. They like animals and cutes ones
preferably. Abstract stuff is typically satifying to programmers because
that's the way they think, but hey, let's do a little PR here, let's
think outside of ourselves for a minute!

Yes debian needs a new logo if it wants to take over the world. Debian
needs more mindshare. Each time I want to impose Debian when installing
a server for a client I have to spend time and energy explaining _what_
it is. If we had the bug as logo, IT directors would light-up and say
"Oh, you mean the distro with that nice bug!" (implying "the bug is
outside, not inside")

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?

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