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Re: [Chicken-meisters] Re: Fw: Chicken and marketing

From: Jim Ursetto
Subject: Re: [Chicken-meisters] Re: Fw: Chicken and marketing
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:46:35 -0500

On Mar 21, 2011, at 4:46 PM, Felix wrote:

> Then they ask for the name, and I
> (mentally) cringe, because I know when I tell them, they will look
> funnny at me and because I feel silly.

Just think of how silly you would feel if you had to explain your
project name is a lame-ass pun on the word "scheme", like every
other fucking Scheme implementation.

You know what's great about the name "Chicken"?  It doesn't have
Scheme right in the fucking name.  Stroke of genius, that.  It
means that when the time came you could ditch the taint of the name
"Scheme" -- which by the way I have ACTUALLY BEEN MADE FUN OF
in a job interview for mentioning Scheme, a wound which has still
not fully healed -- and still have a great, unmistakeable project name.
Can TinyScheme do that?  You can't have a language named Tiny!  What
about Chibi Scheme?  Chibi fucking MEANS Tiny!  Without Scheme,
Racket is sports equipment!  Guile is some asshole from Street
Fighter 2, and Gambit is my least favorite of the X-Men! [*] Chicken
is where it's at!  Sonic fucking boom.

This reminds me of the episode of Full House where Stephanie Tanner
decides that her name is stupid and too easy to make fun of,
so she decides to change it to Dawn, and her father Danny demonstrates
how easy it will be for kids to rip the name Dawn to pieces too,
for example by singing it to the tune of Chopin's Funeral March or
the theme song to Bonanza, until she finally relents 22 minutes later
(not including commercials).

Today we are all Danny Tanner.

> I'm just saying the project has changed considerably since it's
> beginnings and perhaps we should think about reflecting that in the
> one thing that describes it more than anything else: the name.

Okay, you've convinced me.  Let's call it "Best Scheme".


[*] Don't even try to bring up Stalin

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