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Re: [HACKERS] NEW POSTGRESQL LOGOS

From: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
To: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org (The Hermit Hacker)
Cc: stevel(at)mail(dot)cdsnet(dot)net, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] NEW POSTGRESQL LOGOS
Date: 1998-06-04 03:17:07
Message-ID: 9806040317.AA02663@hawk.illustra.com (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier writes:
> On Wed, 3 Jun 1998, David Gould wrote:
> > Hmmm, I have an idea, what about a Penguin?
> 
> 	Damn linux fanatics :)
> 
> 	We want "product identification"...the Penguin is what Linux is
> identified with, and, as we *all* know, the last thing I would want to be
> identified with :)

Off topic, but this is too good, so I am going to share anyway:

For background, the official Linux logo is a drawing of a rather plump
and distinctly non-threatening penguin known as 'Tux'.
-dg

Forwarded message:
> Subject: Re: Q: Why a penguin? 
> From: C. Chan <cchan(at)surya(dot)bsd(dot)uchicago(dot)edu>
> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc
> 
> Clive Clomsbarrow  <xxx(at)xxx(dot)org> wrote:
> >
> >Apparently Linus is person to blame for adopting
> >the stupid-looking thing. I guess he thought a
> >penguin would be cool (literally and figuratively).
> >I guess he deserves to get his way, even if it is
> >a demonstrable fact that marketing and engineering
> >are incompatible specialties.
> >
> 
> A penguin is OK, though I'd prefer the N. hemisphere
> puffin.
> 
> I think it needs more attitude though, the mascot
> looks too tame sitting on its fat duff. To really
> appeal to Americans, the penguin should have a hot
> pink mohawk, mirrorshades, an ammo belt draped about
> its shoulders, an Uzi tucked under one wing...
> 
> ...and the severed head of Bill Gates under the other.
> 
> -- 


-dg

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