__/ On Monday 29 August 2005 04:05, [John Thompson] wrote : \__
> On 2005-08-27, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I am told that "gimp" has some connotation with a character in Pulp
Yes, I am aware and it has been discussed already. I have never met somebody
who used the.... *counting* 11 syllables name.
>>> Pub? A longhorn is a range cow, surely! As such it has connotations of
>>> the wild west. Pub! Indeed!
>> No, the story I was informed of involved a pub near the Microsoft
>> headquarters, which had this name. MS employees, who went there quite
>> frequently, wanted to use that name.
> So they replaced it with "Vista" -- as in "still a long way off." :-)
>>>> Overall, My main point is that it's
>>>> crucial to use more professional names to be adopted by a so-called
>>>> 'professional' world.
> Well, how do open source projects afford high-priced marketing consultants
> to pick the right name? :-)
This reminds me of the following:
[Titled "GNU Image Manipulation Program meets OpenUsability"]
Different aspect, which nonetheless has some parallels.
Roy S. Schestowitz "The speed of time is one second per second"