It was started by a question posted about wanting help for a certain project. See below. Camilo "Bono Vince Malum" > Message: 4 > Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:44:35 -0300 > From: Gonzalo Nemmi > Subject: Re: logo > To: email@example.com > Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > On Monday 02 June 2008 18:48:56 Frank Shute wrote: > > On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 06:57:00PM +0000, Pollywog wrote: > > > On Monday 02 June 2008 15:58:55 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > I agree completely, it's what got me over to BSD ! > > > > > > I am a little confused. I just see a sphere with "horns" on it that > > > reminds me of the BSD daemon's head, only made to look less > > > "demonic". Is it supposed to be something else? > > > > It's the FreeBSD equivalent of the Rorschach inkblot test. Some people > > see a daemon's head and other's see a sex toy. > > > > > If it is one of those "toys" is that what FreeBSD folks really want > > > to project as an image? > > > > The image is only in the beholder's eye. It would likely have sent > > Mary Whitehouse* apoplectic if she'd seen it ;) > > > > * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse > > > > Regards, > > May I ask where was it that this thread started? > I'd pretty much like to get the whole picture of what is being discussed .. > I did dig the list archives but couldn't find the first mail of this thread .. > So .. any pointers will be greatly appreciated > > Thanks =) > -- > Blessings > Gonzalo Nemmi > > > > Message: 30 > Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 01:03:40 -0700 > From: "Ted Mittelstaedt" > Subject: RE: Looking for gurus willing to help write Freebsd tutorials > To: "Pollywog" , > > Message-ID: > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Pollywog > > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 11:57 AM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Re: Looking for gurus willing to help write Freebsd tutorials > > > > > > On Monday 02 June 2008 15:58:55 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > > I agree completely, it's what got me over to BSD ! > > > > > > > I am a little confused. I just see a sphere with "horns" on it > > that reminds > > me of the BSD daemon's head, only made to look less "demonic". Is it > > supposed to be something else? > > > > No, that is what it's supposed to be. > > The sex toy issue is that you saw the sphere with horns AFTER you > saw Beastie. So you had a frame of reference, and naturally assume > it's Beastie's head. > > The problem is, think about people who have NEVER seen Beastie before > seeing the sex toy logo for the first time. Since they have no > frame of reference they can easily assume that it means anything > at all. Such as the business end of a French tickler, which it > kind of resembles. > > When those of us in the know call it a sex toy, we are making > a little inside joke, as we are basically saying the logo design > is terrible because it does not indicate to anyone looking at > it what it is supposed to represent. > > The Linux penguin is no different - someone seeing a Penguin > isn't going to know it has to do with an operating system, either. > > Many corporate logos also suffer from the same problem. > > The difference between the corporate logos and Linux and us, is > that those organizations have the marketing muscle to take their > rediculous logo designs and pound them into the public conciousness > through endless advertising. > > See a blue oval? Most people think "Ford" Not because a blue > oval has anything to do with cars. It's because Ford has dumped > trillions of dollars in advertising over the years pounding that > association into the public mind. > > The designer of the FreeBSD logo approached it from the usual corporate > arrogance of we can create anything we want, then just pay money > for the association. The only problem is that the FreeBSD project > has no money to spend to create this association. As a result the > logo completely fails in it's job. > > Arguably, there is also no public association between Beastie and > the FreeBSD operating system either, so in the long run we aren't > any worse off than we were. (aside from the arrogant setting aside > of 20 some years of BSD Unix history) > > Ted > > > ------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > End of freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 218, Issue 5 > *************************************************
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