Re: potato bugs...(ugh)
On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 04:20:00PM -0400, Andres Salomon 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")
> 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,
Arent't you afraid of looking like Mr Clean in that T-shirt? That swirl
make me think of the Tide logo.
By wearing Debbie-the-bug OTOH you will be the object of many questions
from young women, wondering what that cute logo stands for.
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