>On Sat October 26 2002 02:27, Michael Phipps wrote: >> OK... But *WAY* more people speak english than latin. And they will draw >> the same conclusion that I did. >> >> >man again NOVA means NEW in LATIN!!!!! your dictionary shows you the >> > meaning from English Language!!!! NOVA is LATIN!!!!! and refears new >> > thing that apear..that are created..it neans NEW!!! >> > >> >regards > > >I'm sorry to go against you Michael, but any English speaker who is >at all literate outside of "man" pages knows that Nova means new. First off, disagreeing with me is fine. At least 40% of people in the community have disagreed with any decision ever made, by me or others. Some people know that the root of nova is new. I will agree with you there. But that is rarely the first, or most obvious meaning to anyone. When I think nova, I think astronomy. Then I think PBS, then I think new. And, as others have said, I do certainly realize that there are others out there for whom english is not their native lanuage. But nova is a little different than nuevo. nouveau, neu or nuovo. (ahh, the power of Babelfish). ;-) >I can only hope that your view of Nova has been influenced by the >PBS series of said name. Of course, having a science show named >Nova might introduce some trademark issues on top of the already >observed confusion over meaning. [Has it ocurred to no-one to >ask why they chose the names of Nova for PBS, Nova for a birth >of a star, and SuperNova for the flashy death of a star? And, what >happens when OpenBeOS "Nova" R2 comes out? Is it the SuperNova >version? No, it would be (theoretically) Nova R1 and Nova R2 and Nova R3. >BTW, I was pretty disappointed by your final candidates. Why didn't >you consult with a few folks like us on the this list? Do you think that we pulled these out of a vacuum? We culled the top one hundred or so from the 3000. The admin team picked their top 15. Those are what you see. >I attempted to vote for Indigo, the only good name, despite knowing >that SGI would obviously have reasons to object. Yet, how do I know >if my vote has been tallied?? Suddenly, I'm feeling transformed into a >geriatric voter in Dade County, Florida, United Crooks of America. Did you get an email? Unfortunately, SF is really sucking, here.