Greg Pavelcak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:31:40AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > > > > This has come up 100000000 times. It's simply not going to happen because the > > beastie has too much historical significance. It's a matter of pride that the > > beastie mascot has more history than the Linux penguin and the Microshit > > butterfly put together. Besides, he wasn't designed to be "market friendly", > > he was designed to be a technical pun (he's not a devil, he's a daemon) > > > > There are wild, baseless predictions that the world will reject FreeBSD because > > of the beastie every 6 months or so. Aside from the fact that I don't believe > > it, it simply doesn't bear out in reality. There are more people hijacking the > > beastie to use as a logo for other things than I can keep track of. I've seen > > more renditions of the beastie in artwork than both the penguin and the > > butterfly combined. The simple fact is that _most_ people like the beastie, > > and the few who are horribly offended by it don't seem to be significant in any > > way. > > > Actually, it's hard to tell if they're hijacking beastie or Sparkie, the > Arizona State Sun Devil. I understand that Sparkie was done by a Disney > animator, but I don't know when he was born. He easily goes back to the > early seventies.
That brings up another interesting point. I wonder if said Arizona team gets this kind of harassement? As well as the pro hockey team, and any other team that has such a name/mascot? -- Bill Moran Potential Technologies http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"