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jerry gay
March 23, 2009 14:52
Re: Logo considerations
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On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:22, Richard Hainsworth <> wrote:
> Hats off to the designer of the gimel symbol - the associations with anarchy
> are probably right for perl6. But to be honest, a letter didnt quite inspire
> me. Since, I dont want to criticize without providing other ideas, here are
> some thoughts.
> Logos can contain meaning. I am not sure whether the Camel was chosen for a
> meaning, or because it was something to put on a book cover.
> But one could say, it is an animal that goes into a desert where no others
> can. Sort of going where no one has gone before.....
> There seem to be a lot of animals attached to software things, such as a
> camel, but also a penguin and a parrot.
> So how about choosing another animal for perl6?
> My choice would be a lion, perhaps one lazing in the sun. The meaning that
> it is lazy, but it has raw power when it needs, and is the king of the
> jungle.
> Alternatively, if we stay away from animals, then how about something to do
> with parallelism, or super-positioning, or even a strange attractor, since
> perl6 can be strange and yet it is attractive.
there have been plenty of good ideas and it's great to see an open
discussion on this topic.  however, since it hasn't been mentioned
before, know that the camel, in relation to perl, is the sole property
of o'reilly.  this is why tpf doesn't use the camel--instead it uses
an onion.  i'm interested to see what comes out of this discussion,
but a camel isn't an option.


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