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Re: LinuxTag wrapup

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: Mike Mascari <mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com>
Cc: "Jeroen T(dot) Vermeulen" <jtv(at)xs4all(dot)nl>,Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>,PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: LinuxTag wrapup
Date: 2004-07-04 04:10:52
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On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 11:33:35PM -0400, Mike Mascari wrote:

> The fact that novices can't pronounce the name correctly is a 
> problem. People will be afraid to raise the possibility as a 
> solution in the enterprise if they think they'll look like a fool 
> pronouncing the name aloud. I remember back in '94 being "corrected" 
> when talking about Linux in the enterprise - and I was corrected in 
> the wrong direction.

You made me remember that some time ago a non-tech fellow presented me
as giving a talk about "Postgresol" ... the audience had quite a laugh.
It seems nobody thought about instructing him on how to pronounce the
thing ... it was rather embarrasing anyway.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
"En las profundidades de nuestro inconsciente hay una obsesiva necesidad
de un universo lógico y coherente. Pero el universo real se halla siempre
un paso más allá de la lógica" (Irulan)

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