[openbeos-cdt] Re: Names

  • From: "Eckard Riedenklau" <eckard.riedenklau@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 00:35:02 +0200

Great! Something productive to start on!

I have to say (apologise?) that I didn't do anything productive because
really felt pissed off by all this argueing. I contribute my work as a kind
of hobby so I didn't want to waste my time with argueing.
But now it seems that something porductive is coming up and so I have
another idea according to the names. I like the idea of naming, Dale
introduced, very much and I thought about "mystic naming":
What do you thing about celtic persons/things like Thor, Wotan, Freya,
Sleipnir, Loki etc. (maybe that there are special translations, these are
German expressions)? For symbolic things the runes (old celtic letters)
could be used in a way. Perhaps in the logo?
I like this way of naming very much but while I'm writing this: What about
old roman or greek mythological persons/things? There are so many possible
names in this way...

Just ideas...

Any other comments?

Greetings Eckard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale A. Raby" <publisher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 6:15 PM
Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Names

> OK.  On the subject of names.  I came up with a couple of half-baked
> ideas while in the shower... hey inspiration strikes where it may, but I
> appologize for this horrible image.  I propose that we look to history
> and/or mythology for our inspiration.  Specifically, I would suggest
> Arthurian mythology.
> On that note, a few specifics:
> Excalibur...
> The sword given to Arthur by a hand reaching out of the surface of a
> lake.  With it he was to unite (read conquer) England.  The scabbard,
> according to Merlin was the most valuable part of the package as one
> holding it would lose no blood in battle.  So it was a warrior's tool
> that rendered one invulnerable.  Kind of like the mythical crash-proof
> OS  This one would lend itself well to the artists among us.  It is also
> old beyond belief and cannot be copyrighted.  Le Morte d' Arthur was
> originally published in the 1400's.
> Merlin...
> Also can't be copyrighted.  Would lend itself to wide interpretation
> graphically.  Merlin was supposedly a powerful wizard, but actually did
> little other than to disguise people and create other illusions.  The
> paralels to our modern cyberworld are obvious.
> Lancelot...
> This knight of Arthur is mostly known for stealing Arthur's queen
> Guinever... for us, the world desktop market from Microsoft.  This would
> also lend itself well to graphics.
> Any of these would be instantly recognizable to most any educated person
> in the world, and even some six hundred years after the legends were
> gathered and published in book form by Sir Thomas Malory, himself almost
> lost in legend, they still conjure images that appeal to many.
> Comments?
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