Re: [eigen] another idea around owls

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This sketch is based on the 'Engineer Owl' theory.   :)

Here, we've caught him as he's about to clock off for the day and someone's asked him to do one last job. This is his 'are you crazy?' look. :D

As ever, all comments welcome  :)

Benoît Jacob wrote:
Hi List,

Just another idea for the artists out there (Hi Steve! Make sure to register to this list if you want to receive further mails!)

Yesterday I was coding very technical things for eigen and some picture occured to me.

Deep down in the internals of eigen, the hard work is getting done by... owls.

You could see Eigen as a big machine or factory, with little engineer-owls operating it... it could even be very rudimentary, powered by dozens of silly owls pedaling like crazy... or just frenetically flying around being busy with 10 different things at once. They could be silly as in "hey let's pull that lever, I don't know what it does but it'll be fun... oh noes i made the factory explode!"

If somebody made one, I'd love to use such a picture in a "Eigen Internals" documentation section. So you see there's work for more than one artist as besides the mascot it'd be super-cool to have that kind of illustrations in the documentation. But I'm also saying this to explain my point of view on owls. The mascot owl should be emblematic of the hard-working owls in the eigen factory. Both kind-of-wise (operating a math factory, after all) and silly/desperate/frenetic/enthusiastic as there's just too much work in eigen for those poor little owls. I think I've unconsciously been thinking about that for a while and that's what I really mean when I asked for owls that are both wise and silly.

This is very compatible in spirit with the owls on the 2nd image sent by David. Also the engineers idea is very compatible with Ronnie's beta2.



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