[Python-Dev] homer-dev, anyone?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Skip Montanaro)
Tue, 23 May 2000 20:40:02 -0500 (CDT)
Regarding "Ajuba", Greg wrote:
what a dumb name...
The top 10 reasons why "Ajuba" is a great name for the former Scriptics:
10. An accounting error left waaay too much money in the marketing
budget. They felt they had to spend it or risk a budget cut next
9. It would make a cool name for a dance. They will now be able to do
the "Ajuba" at the company's Friday afternoon beer busts.
8. It's almost palindromic, giving the company's art department all
sorts of cool nearly symmetric logo possibilities.
7. It has 7 +/- 2 letters, so when purchasing managers from other
companies see it flash by in the background of a baseball or
basketball game on TV they'll be able to remember it.
6. No programming languages already exist with that name.
5. It doesn't mean anything bad in any known Indo-European, Asian or
African language so they won't risk losing market share (what market
share?) in some obscure third-world country because it means "take a
4. It's not already registered in .com, .net, .edu or .org.
3. No prospective employee will associate the new company name with the
old, so they'll be able to pull in lots of resumes from people who
would never have stooped to programming in Tcl for a living.
2. It's more prounounceable than "Tcl" or "Tcl/Tk" by just about anybody
who has ever seen English in print.
1. It doesn't suggest anything, so the company is free to redirect its
focus any way it wants, including replacing Tcl with Python in future
versions of its products.