Re: [coaster-devel] libcdburn renaming ideas

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 03:40:11 +1000
> From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
> To: Gnome-media list <gnome-multimedia gnome org>
> Subject: Re: [coaster-devel] libcdburn renaming ideas
> <quote who="Alan Horkan">
> >
> > my suggestion:
> > libcdutils
> Media-specific. In twenty years, we'll be burning spherical holographic
> implants to carry around in our rectums.

ambitious to expect a package name to last twenty years

I did give it more thought than than my terse reply would suggest.  I
think the best way of conceptually lumping together Compact Discs with
Digital Video Discs is to simply refer to the lot as CD's.

Personally I am waiting for things to come full circle and to have some
new format and call it something simple like a "record" or a disc (but I
am not very optimistic about it too many people have an acronym fetish and
companies like things they can copyright).

> And if we're not, I'll eat my hat.

I have never seen anyone actually litterally eat a hat.  Anyone care to
file a bugzilla report for future reference and hold Jeff to this?

> And if we're not still using libtoaster to make them, I'll eat my other hat.

Emacs has been around for over twenty years, although I doubt the current
iteration bears much resemblance to the original.  We might just be able
to keep some form of libtoaster alive for twenty years, it would be worth
it just to see Jeff eat hat.

To add an obligatory serious point software lasts longer than you think,
design compromises will come back and bite you (ooh, EBCDIC).

- Alan

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