On Wednesday 10 May 2006 01:05, you wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Beech Rintoul [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:41 AM
> >To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> >Cc: Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC; Ted Mittelstaedt
> >Subject: Re: New FreeBSD Logo
> >
> >
> >That's all well and good, but I for one don't plan to replace
> >the "powered by"
> >beastie logo on any of my sites with that sex-toy. It would be
> >interesting to
> >see how many webmasters agree with me.
> Webmasters have it easy, you get plenty of resolution on the Web
> and as many colors as you want for free, and you can print as many
> copies as you want for nothing.
> The real litmus test will be if they come out with stickers that
> people have to pay for, to see if those last as a product, and
> when companies print up sales literature that they have to pay
> for printing costs on, whether they choose the sex toy or Beastie.
> My guess is it will be a long, long time before you see CDROMs
> from anybody that have deleted Beastie and have the sex toy.
> The one good thing about all this nonsense is that 5 years from
> now when there are still hundreds of websites, marketing materials,
> presentations, CDROMs, and such that prominently feature Beastie,
> it will pretty much pull the fangs of the argument that "we need
> to replace Beastie as a logo because as a devil he's causing too
> many people to not use FreeBSD" which was the main argument that
> triggered the entire contest and it's sex toy result.
> Ted

The most interesting time I've had with beastie was setting up servers and a 
website for a Baptist org here in Alaska. I put beastie on the site thinking 
it would never be approved. They were seeking donations and were very 
sensitive about the site's image. Not only did the clergy approve the site 
with the "powered by" logo, they thought beastie was "cute". 

Even after several irate emails about displaying the "devil" on a church site, 
the logo remained. It was decided that several narrow minded people did not 
warrant removing it. I didn't even have to explain what a daemon is.

Several months later the site won an award at one of their national 
conventions. The plaque featured a screen shot of the front page complete 
with beastie!

If people are refraining from using FreeBSD because of beastie (which I don't 
believe), they really need to just grow up. If the Baptists don't have any 
problem with him, I can't imagine anyone else objecting.



Beech Rintoul - Sys. Administrator - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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