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Re: ITP: water -- A graphical water effect demo.

On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 08:14:50AM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Try doing a Google search trying to identify issues with that
> oh-so-distinctively named MSFT blasphemy called, um, "Word".  Minor
> variants -- WordPerfect, AbiWord, WordStar, fare much better.  Note that
> some other MS products -- Excel and PowerPoint come to mind -- don't
> suffer this problem.  OTOH, "Office", "Project", "Money", "Windows" do.
> Distinctive, descriptive software and package names strongly preferred.
> "water" IMVAO is far too generic.

>From memory, according to the Gates biography "Hard Drive", this
scheme is deliberate by Microsoft.. they wanted their software to
be easily remembered.

"PowerPoint" is an odd name for a presentation program, but then
Microsoft didn't write it in the first place, just licensed it
or purchased the company (AFAIK). But then, "Access" is a funny
name for a database too.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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