Re: [eigen] another idea for a mascot: an owl

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ROFL! By the same argument, mathematicians also can be compared to 
cockroaches, so I'm not sure I want to relay that message!

More generally the idea of an insect (like an ant...) is quite good but 
there's a problem: they are hard to draw. Look at the Abiword ant, it's 
terrible! At least if you want to make to make them attractive in any sense 
of the word (funny would be enough).

But in the same vein we could go farther and use a stylised microb with sharp 
teeth and a wicked gaze. THEY have been around forever. Also that'd represent 
the lightweight aspect of Eigen (in # of loc).

Personnally I still prefer a fluffy and wise little owl, if it's really well 
done. Since there are already 3 voices for the owl, what also matters to me 
is if anyone is really AGAINST it. If nobody objects, I'll soon blog about 
that and ask for artist contributions.



On Friday 28 March 2008 18:05:31 Andri Möll wrote:
> I vote for cockroaches! My explanation is simple---they've been around for
> ages. So has mathematics :)
> Christian Mayer wrote:
> > Me too for the Owl!
> >
> > Schleimer, Ben schrieb:
> >> Weird, I was thinking about an owl as a good mascot too.
> >>
> >> I vote yes for the owl..
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> Ben
> >>
> >> --- Benoît Jacob <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> I just remembered an idea that I have been having for some time: an
> >>> owl. There are two aspects to an owl:
> >>> - it can be made to look cute/silly
> >>> - it is a kind of a symbol for wisdom/intelligence (good for a math
> >>> library). It remains so even if we make it look cute/silly.
> >>>
> >>> Think of Archimedes, Merlin's pet owl in the disney movie.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Benoit

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