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Re: potato bugs...(ugh)

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 05:37:16PM +0200, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> 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
>   logo)
> 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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Bah.  I refuse to wear that thing on a shirt (the bug, I mean).  The
swirl, otoh, looks nice.  Of course, I'm one of programmers you describe,

"... being a Linux user is sort of like living in a house inhabited
by a large family of carpenters and architects. Every morning when
you wake up, the house is a little different. Maybe there is a new
turret, or some walls have moved. Or perhaps someone has temporarily
removed the floor under your bed." - Unix for Dummies, 2nd Edition
        -- found in the .sig of Rob Riggs, rriggs@tesser.com

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