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Re: [tdf-discuss] [GENERAL] New name
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] [GENERAL] New name
- From: Graham Lauder <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 08:59:25 +1300
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 03 Oct 2010 20:55:11 Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 19:21 +1300, Graham Lauder wrote:
> > Antonio,
> > You in fact wear the best argument for a unique name in your sig. Who is
> > arguably the most successful Open Source company: Red Hat
> > What in gods name does a Red Hat have to do with software other than give
> > them a really cool logo.
> > This discussion is indicative, much of marketing is about creating buzz.
> > I would like a name that leads to a logo that is sexy enough for people
> > to use as a desktop background, Redhat does and Fedora and Firefox. I
> > was looking at the "LibO" abbreviation and the thing that I suddenly saw
> > was LbD, or LBD which is abrreviation for "Little Black Dress", suddenly
> > I see a very cool logo and marketing campaign and a buzz. One great
> > thing is that LBD is cool to both men and women, both groups tend to
> > like the way they look.
> > What has it to do with Office suites? About the same amount that Computer
> > Operating systems have to do with Hats.
> > But dang what a buzz it would cause: An office suite that was sexy, now
> > THAT would be cool to market.
> > Cheers
> > GL
> Graham, you & I think alike! But I should have thought of Red Hat when I
> was hurling out examples. And... Hmmm.... a sexy office suite? I'm sure
> someone could manage that, without it being also sexist.
> Cheers, Jean
A name that sounds like a Latin Dance, Salsa, or Tango Both open source
projects already unfortunately
Red Hat is cool because it engenders an emotional response. Red and black is
sophisticated, the logo is a hat with a rakish tilt on it, hiding the wearers
eyes, it makes the viewer curious, wanting to find out more. It evokes a
whole Film Noir feel to it as well, as though that's Bogart hiding under
there... (with Bacall on his arm in an LBD ok ok not going there.. ;) )
Obviously these are not things that people actually think, I'm just trying to
allow people access to the emotional response
It works on many levels but it is emotional before it is informative, which is
as a logo and branding should be.
I like Latin dance sounding names, they're emotional, sound cool off the
tongue and they're sexy.... But not sexist! :D
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