Subject: Re: your mail
To: None <,>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1999 02:57:24
On Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 11:18:55PM -0700, Paul Newhouse wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> >FWIW "Of course it runs NetBSD." is mine, with some help from the marketing
> >guy where I used to work, who used to do image campaigns for an ad agency.
> >I could take it or leave it, but it sure beats "Multi-platform OS", and
> >when I suggested it it was pretty popular with the other developers, so we
> >went with it.
> A main line of "Of course it runs NetBSD" with a subtitle that implies (or 
> out right states) "A multi-platform OS" might work well????

Actually, what we wanted in the logo was "Of course it runs NetBSD / the
world's most portable operating system".  But the daemon graphic is hard
to work with, and the artist never found a decent way to jam all that text
*and* the cute devil into a logo of a size we could reasonably expect anyone
to stamp on their web site or even the box for their product.

"The World's Most Portable Operating System" is, uh, just great -- if you
know what on earth that means.  Many people don't really appreciate what
"portability" is, unless you give them the little hint that it means that
they can run something that's "portable" on all those different kinds of
computers they might have around the office that Aren't PCs.  Think that's
a bit farfetched?  Look at all the people who want to run "NetBSD Linux"
on this VAXstation they just found, or that "weird" BeBox or abandoned

"Multi-architecture OS" --  "what's an OS?  how many architectures does it

Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"