I do like the sound of Cardo.
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:33 PM, Michael Joseph Rosenthal <
> In the USA/Texas, About 4/5 times I say "TiddlyWiki" to someone, they seem
> disgusted. At least 2 of those times they'll outright say "that's a
> horrible name".
> I agree that renaming TiddlyWiki shouldn't be a top priority, and it might
> not even be worth the switching cost. But given that "tiddler" makes so
> many people think "active pedophile", I'd say renaming the project at the
> first practical opportunity is a good idea.
> On Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:04:17 PM UTC-5, David Szego wrote:
>> Hope this doesn't offend, especially Jeremy, but it's due to common
>> reactions in conversations lately.
>> When I've been showing my Cardo project to people, and explaining that
>> environment in a single html file that lets you completely contain your
>> entire knowledge store in a wikified hypercard sort of metaphor etc. etc.
>> called "TiddlyWiki"...
>> ...the reaction I get is usually along the lines of one raised eyebrow, a
>> bit of a disgusted look, and the words "Tiddly winkie?" repeated back to me.
>> I get that "Tiddler" is probably a very fine British term (I'm assuming?)
>> meaning a reminder, or something.... but here in Canada at least, just
>> saying Tiddler or Tiddly reeks of pedophilic abuse. Especially with the
>> extremely unfortunately paired term "wiki", which ends up making it all
>> sound too much like "diddlywinkie" - "playing with your peepee."
>> That's a big part of why I called it "Cardo". And let's face it - TW
>> Classic and TW5 are basically the amazing evolution of Apple's Hypercard. I
>> have a hard time even typing "Tiddler" in these forums, let alone saying
>> it, but no problem talking about "Cards", which they essentially are, by
>> look and feel as well as by function.
>> So... Maybe the next evolution of TW should be towards something more
>> user-adoptable, like calling it WikiCards or something?
>> Again, sorry to offend... but judging by the reaction I get when talking
>> about the tool, (no innuendo intended there!!), I can't be the only one.
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