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Am 20.02.2012 20:16, schrieb Mark Borgerding:
Those are absolutely beautiful.
One ignorant question ... why Chinese?
Yes, good question.
And how we can ever have a good translation of "eigen" into a language
we do not speak? Or do we/one?
As a second quest: What was the initial motivation of the library name
Comes the name originally from the German of "Eigenwert"
(eigenvalue),"Eigenfrequenz" (natural frequency) or "Eigenform" (mode
shape), "Eigenvektor" (eigenvector) ?
Or was it simply the German word "eigen" (own / distinct / particular /
do-it-yourself / quirky ) ?
I forgot what the Owl was standing for, too (may be just a favorite
animal of somebody or a symbol of wisdom?)
I am not in a position to ask for something, nor to spread my wings of
wisdom upon you, but I think it is a good idea to be careful not to
"accidentally" but,if at all, to go "intentionally" into an other
statement / symbolism with the Icon.
The Rolls Royce "Mist" is in german known as classical misfit, becaue
German "Mist" can be easily translates into english "Dung" or "Bullshit".
So be aware....