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RE: choice for the new emacs icon

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: choice for the new emacs icon
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:55:34 -0800

> Isn't this supposed to reflect humour and history more than end user
> polish?  BTW, I don't expect the users will deduce the actual design
> and usefulness of GNU Emacs based on its icon.

Humor and history. Amen.

And maybe a bit of inoffensive irreverence. An impudent wink, not a grimace.

Emacs is free. It has no customer base to avoid offending. It can go beyond
the least common denominator. It can be out of the box, over the top, and
off the wall if it wants. Free as in free.

It really doesn't matter what icon Emacs uses. It can use an icon that
transmutes or transfigures itself each day or after each access. Emacs can
take on any form. Emacs is a chameleon's chameleon, an octopus's garden of

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