Re: Please sit down before reading this, and take a deep breath.

> On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 18:03 +0530, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
>> Without straying too far from the topic - What is GNOME ? Or as someone
>> recently asked me in one session for college kids (WTF is guh-nome)
> With respect to the recent discussion on slogans and general discussion
> of about "Real Marketing", is it time for a name change?
> What is GNOME?  We seem to fond of asking that question these days.  The
> answer is simple: it is the GNU Network Object Model Environment.

That is never ever the answer, and hasn't been for a long time. If it's
anywhere on our web sites, it should be removed.

> What the fuck?!?  I (and I presume everyone else reading this too ) find
> those words meaningful.  What about the end-users?
> And what associations (hello Murray!) does the word "gnome" conjure up?
> Do we want that baggage?  (Does this apply only to native English
> speakers?)
> I am not suggesting that we need a name change, I am simply wondering if
> anyone else has contemplated these issues?

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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