[openbeos] Re: OBOS new name

  • From: "Michael Phipps" <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 22:22:46 -0400

>> Begin - verb - to start.
>
>I like the way this one works with Be.  *Be*gin.  Too bad gin doesn't have
>too much to do with this project or something.

The submitter (who shall remain nameless) brought just that up to me.

>> Firefly - a winged insect, native to North America (other places?) that
>emits light
>
>I don't know if this is still an issue, but there was an agent program for
>doing Internet searching (eventually bought by someone) called Firefly.

Unless they are doing something vaguely OS related, it is a non-issue.

>> Nova - an exploded star
>
>Nova means new.  A supernova is an exploded star. (e.g., Nova Scotia = New
>Scotland)

A nova is an exploded star. Really. Look it up. (And I thought that my college 
astronomy class would never be useful). ;-)


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