[openbeos-cdt] Re: Names

  • From: "Stuart McCoy" <stubear@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 17:41:51 -0500

I think both of you have a good idea but these names tend to be more
code-name oriented than  product oriented.  I haven't read any good sci-fi
in a VERY long time but perhaps there are those of us here who have.  Any
ideas from there?  Two names I've been using in relation to the GUI work
I've done are Terra and Magma (poking fun at the names Aqua and Luna).
Perhaps there's something there?

-----Original Message-----
From: openbeos-cdt-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:openbeos-cdt-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Eckard Riedenklau
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 5:35 PM
To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Re: Names

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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