FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?
freebsd at orchid.homeunix.org
Thu Dec 23 09:07:28 PST 2004
Ramiro Aceves wrote:
> jsha wrote:
>> 1. Not only is the logo misleading (associating evil) but it also looks
>> like something 10-year-olds could produce in Paint Shop Pro ten years
>> ago. OpenBSD has an artistic touch to theirs, however I was very
>> disappointed when I heard that the new NetBSD logo was in effect.
> I really like the devil, it is nice and pleasant for me.
A bit OT, but to make things clear I'd like to point out it's not the
devil. It's a daemon.
"Many people equate the word ``daemon'' with the word ``demon,''
implying some kind of Satanic connection between UNIX and the
underworld. This is an egregious misunderstanding. ``Daemon'' is
actually a much older form of ``demon''; daemons have no particular
bias towards good or evil, but rather serve to help define a person's
character or personality. The ancient Greeks' concept of a ``personal
daemon'' was similar to the modern concept of a ``guardian angel'' ---
``eudaemonia'' is the state of being helped or protected by a kindly
spirit. As a rule, UNIX systems seem to be infested with both daemons
Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>
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