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Re: Guix pronunciation
Re: Guix pronunciation
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 22:45:43 -0400
mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice writes:
> Now I personally think ‘Guix’ looks and sounds good (not fine), and
> our logo is positively stunning, and damn professional too. If that
> makes me biased, so be it ;-)
> mikadoZero wrote:
>> I also wanted to know what people think about the "geeks"
>> pronunciation and how it may impact adoption of Guix as it continues
>> to grow long term. Maybe someday becoming as popular as Debian,
>> macOS or Windows are today (wishful thinking). For example what if
>> Linux kernel had actually been called Freax. […] Would it have
>> negatively impacted adoption of the kernel.
> I really don't think so. ‘Linux’ is the fellow's name with an X on
> the end. It's as much of a anti-marketing joke as ‘Freax’ was (or GNU
> or Guix for that matter). The only reason it seems more familiar is
> because, well, it is.
> And (honest question): do we even care? Such a stupid reason to shoot
> yourself in the foot with an inferior package manager.
>> Yes Freax and "geeks"
> [and “Linux”]
>> are fun. On the other hand branding is important.
> You wrote this as a contradiction but I don't see one.
> The world's most valuable and evil company was once called ‘Google’.
Guix is different from Linux or Google because pronouncing it as
"geeks" gives it a negative connotation and sentiment. See below.
>> Just to make my bias clear. I am not a fan of pronouncing Guix
>> "geeks" and find myself thinking of deliberately mispronouncing
>> Guix as "gwixs" or spelling out the letters G U I X when talking
>> to people about Guix.
> That's really unfortunate.
> Kind regards,
> T G-R
> GUIX® is a trademark of Express Logic, Inc. All other brands or
> product names are the property of their respective holders.
In my initial message I should have explained why I am not a fan of Guix
pronounced "geeks". It is because the pronunciation is the same as the
plural of the word geek. The word geek has an ambiguous definition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek When Guix is pronounced "geeks"
there are negative connotation.
The current participants in the Guix community have a self selection
bias by using alpha or beta software. This could shows itself through a
focus on the positive definition of geek. However I am alone in
perceiving the negative connotations and sentiment of the word geek.
The vaderSentiment project on GitHub has sentiment scores for words
which you can see in it's vader_lexicon.txt. Both geeks and geek have
Re: Guix pronunciation, sirgazil, 2019/03/10