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Re: origins of the Debian logo

On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 15:18 +0100, Hanspeter Kunz wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 18:01 +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > 
> > In the process of completion of my book (http://debianbook.info),
> > I have one more question. Unfortunately, I am on a shitty GSM link
> > right now and the available (crippled) means of research have not
> > been able to produce an answer to the following:
> > 
> > Where does the Debian Swirl come from?
> > What does it try to symbolise?
> Was (partly) answered on debian-user some days ago:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/12/msg03402.html

After digging a bit more, I found the following post:


--- I quote: ---------------------------------------------------------

It's "magic smoke". Electrical engineer lore is that when you burn out 
an electronic component, you cause the "magic smoke" that makes it work 
to be released. Once the magic smoke is gone, the component doesn't work 
any longer. Debian is supposed to be the magic smoke that makes your 
computer work.


    Bruce [Perens]

--- end of quote -----------------------------------------------------

Shouldn't this explanation go to www.debian.org/logos/ ?

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