Subject: Re: NetBSD poster
To: Patrick Mackey <>
From: Harry Waddell <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/23/2003 13:45:09
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:41:20 +1300 (NZDT)
Patrick Mackey <> wrote:

> hiya
> > I think that just putting a spiked collar on the demon or such
> > portrays more (and in a better light) than the blowfish.
> Or how about a demon dressed like a bouncer or a special agent?

The only thing I worry about, albeit not to any great degree, is that in 
some parts of the world law enforcement isn't met with the same feeling as
warm-fuzziness as in others. Your idea matches with my initial thoughts, but
then again as a white male living the U.S. I've only been hassled by the
police for no good reason twice in my life.

Although it's another u.s.-centric reference how about a daemon with a tan
leather vest and a sheriff's star. Or, a police badge with the words, 


around the outside and a daemon face in the middle? [there may be a
trademark issue here with other "security" products]

I think dragnet's been syndicated worldwide, so that might work. On that
note, since Baywatch is the worlds most sucessful syndicated tv show, we
could have a lifeguard daemon instead. ;-)

> Also wouldn't the pictures look better with a small black border. Or maybe
> we need cartoon style pictures of the laptop, palm top etc. Rather than
> the photos. After all, the blowfish does *look* cool on the page.

the blowfish is a cool mascot, but he's not ours. Some versions of teh
blowfish graphic though look like he's either laughing at some private
joke, while others make him look constipated. Just a casual observation.

Harry Waddell
Caravan Electronic Publishing

"Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder." --