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Re: Question to Project Scud

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 04:14:07PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Why calling this project "scud" ? According to wikipedia
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scud>, this is the NATO name of
> a Soviet ballistic missile, coming from a comic 
> 'Scud: The Disposable Assassin'.
> So, was the name chosen as an hint you are going to dispose of DD
> that get in your way ? Probably not, but then why this name ?

No, the fact that Scud is the name of a missile too unfortunately didn't
occur to me until after the name was already chosen. "Project Scud" has
merely been the 'working title' until someone would come up with
something better, and it was not intended for that working title to
become public, especially since after some time someone pointed out the
bad connotations of this name.

The name was chosen in less than one minute thought time, because it's
easy to have a name to refer to a idea, rather than calling it "the
idea" or something. I'm regretting that we didn't think of a better name
yet, and now it seems too late unfortunately. I'm also regretting that
this working name has become public, we didn't put much effort in coming
up with something better because it was meant to remain a working
title. Well, maybe it's not too late, we're open to suggestions for a
better name.

'Scud' refers to the dog of Sid in the Toy Story movie, and even at that
reference the name sucks for multiple reasons (toy story names are for
releases, not for different stuff, and scud the dog isn't friendly, ...)


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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