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Re: choice for the new emacs icon

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: choice for the new emacs icon
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:49:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2008-02-17 15:10 +0000, Bastien Guerry wrote:
>>> I don't think it properly reflects the end user polish we have taken
>>> pains to apply to Emacs in the last decade or so.
>> 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.
> Icon actually helps. I always feel that Firefox's success is partially
> due to its icon.

Linus Torvalds once jokingly stated that he considered the success of
the Linux kernel over 386BSD (available at a similar time) largely due
to the cool name people could associate with better than with a
combination of digits and letters.

I have my suspicion that there might be more truth to that than

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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