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
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