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reply Kyle Furlong <kylefurlong gmail.com> writes:
Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute animal or
other recognizable mascot would suit better.
Mar 19 2006
next sibling parent reply Tom <ihate spam.com> writes:
Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P
Mar 19 2006
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>
Mar 19 2006
next sibling parent reply Kyle Furlong <kylefurlong gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 "Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message 
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

Hes great as far as he goes. The thing here is marketability. If you don't care about that then the name D, and associated d-man mascot are fine. But if one wants to build a grassroots word of mouth campaign, a more recognizable name and/or mascot would help.
Mar 19 2006
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 
 "Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message 
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:

 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

Hes great as far as he goes. The thing here is marketability. If you don't care about that then the name D, and associated d-man mascot are fine. But if one wants to build a grassroots word of mouth campaign, a more recognizable name and/or mascot would help.

I think the name is fine. The mascot is ... let's just say I think we need a new one.
Mar 19 2006
parent clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Hasan Aljudy wrote:
 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:

 "Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message 
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:

 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some 
 cute animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

Hes great as far as he goes. The thing here is marketability. If you don't care about that then the name D, and associated d-man mascot are fine. But if one wants to build a grassroots word of mouth campaign, a more recognizable name and/or mascot would help.

I think the name is fine. The mascot is ... let's just say I think we need a new one.

I like D man.
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent reply John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

I like D-man. Maybe he could be upgraded a bit, though. :) -JJR
Mar 19 2006
parent James Dunne <james.jdunne gmail.com> writes:
John Reimer wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 
 "Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message 
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:

 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

I like D-man. Maybe he could be upgraded a bit, though. :) -JJR

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Mar 20 2006
prev sibling parent reply Tom <Tom_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dvlga7$1j96$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
"Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message 
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 Kyle Furlong escribiˇ:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

No no, really D-man is nice and funny, in fact I become fond of D-man with time (??? :D). It's just a marketing thing, he'd stay in our hearts forever <g>. Tom;
Mar 20 2006
next sibling parent reply "Chris Miller" <chris dprogramming.com> writes:
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:44:46 -0500, Tom <Tom_member pathlink.com> wrote:

 In article <dvlga7$1j96$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 "Tom" <ihate spam.com> wrote in message
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 Kyle Furlong escribi├│:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

D man is nice, but if it doesn't hurt Walter's feelings and if he agree of course, we could suggest another more sophisticated. This could be done for the 1.0 release. :D Tom; P.S.: A contest could be organized for the purpose (mental note: what stupid do I feel talking about this) :P

Hey! What's wrong with D-man? <g>

No no, really D-man is nice and funny, in fact I become fond of D-man with time (??? :D). It's just a marketing thing, he'd stay in our hearts forever <g>. Tom;

yea, I like it. Sure it's not high quality, but perhaps it suggests that we focus our talents elsewhere :) I think someone did improve its quality before but I have no idea where it is, I probably have it archived somewhere.
Mar 20 2006
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QW5kZXJzIEYgQmrDtnJrbHVuZA==?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:

 I think someone did improve its quality before but I have no idea where 
 it  is, I probably have it archived somewhere.

Did you mean just the existing image, or drew an improved new D-man ? The antialiased one is here: http://gdcmac.sourceforge.net/dlogo.png --anders
Mar 20 2006
next sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Anders F Bj÷rklund" <afb algonet.se> wrote in message 
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 Chris Miller wrote:

 I think someone did improve its quality before but I have no idea where 
 it  is, I probably have it archived somewhere.

Did you mean just the existing image, or drew an improved new D-man ? The antialiased one is here: http://gdcmac.sourceforge.net/dlogo.png

I originally approached three professional cartoonists to do a D-man. One couldn't be bothered with it. Another "didn't do that kind of work." The third wanted royalties and to retain copyright, as if D-man was the next Steamboat Willie. Criminy. I just sketched him out on some scratch paper and scanned him in!
Mar 20 2006
prev sibling parent "Chris Miller" <chris dprogramming.com> writes:
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:41:19 -0500, Anders F Bj├Ârklund <afb algonet.se>  
wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:

 I think someone did improve its quality before but I have no idea where  
 it  is, I probably have it archived somewhere.

Did you mean just the existing image, or drew an improved new D-man ? The antialiased one is here: http://gdcmac.sourceforge.net/dlogo.png

That's probably it, looks pretty good.
Mar 20 2006
prev sibling parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Tom" <Tom_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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 (??? :D)

That's it! :D There it is. It's a logo and a mascot all in one!
Mar 20 2006
next sibling parent Alexander Panek <alexander.panek brainsware.org> writes:
Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
 "Tom" <Tom_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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(??? :D)

That's it! :D There it is. It's a logo and a mascot all in one!

[x] :D [ ] <anything else> :D ... well..err..I guess you know what I mean. Regards, Alex
Mar 20 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent Tom <ihate spam.com> writes:
Jarrett Billingsley escribiˇ:
 "Tom" <Tom_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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 (??? :D)

That's it! :D There it is. It's a logo and a mascot all in one!

It's a nice idea. Tom;
Mar 20 2006
prev sibling parent reply "Lionello Lunesu" <lio remove.lunesu.com> writes:
I like :D too, and it fits with the fact that many post on this group 
contain "<g>", so we should use :D instead of <g> from now on; a possible 
slogan could be

": D, it just makes you grin"

"Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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 "Tom" <Tom_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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 (??? :D)

That's it! :D There it is. It's a logo and a mascot all in one!

Mar 23 2006
parent Kyle Furlong <kylefurlong gmail.com> writes:
Lionello Lunesu wrote:
 I like :D too, and it fits with the fact that many post on this group 
 contain "<g>", so we should use :D instead of <g> from now on; a possible 
 slogan could be
 
 ": D, it just makes you grin"
 
 "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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 (??? :D)

:D There it is. It's a logo and a mascot all in one!


I agree, thats why I've started writing :D instead of D. I think we all should! :D
Mar 23 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent Lucas Goss <lgoss007 gmail.com> writes:
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

Yeah... D-man kind of reminds me of clippy (which isn't a good thing) :)
Mar 20 2006
prev sibling parent reply Wang Zhen <nehzgnaw gmail.com> writes:
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

I once made a D-dog for D last year (http://shfls.org/w/d/ddog.png). Walter replied with exactly the same question -- "What's wrong with D-man?" Come to think about it, why do we need a mascot for a programming language in the first place? When did the lack of a mascot hinder the growth of C or C++?
Mar 21 2006
next sibling parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dvpbnj$nvj$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Wang Zhen says...
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

I once made a D-dog for D last year (http://shfls.org/w/d/ddog.png). Walter replied with exactly the same question -- "What's wrong with D-man?" Come to think about it, why do we need a mascot for a programming language in the first place? When did the lack of a mascot hinder the growth of C or C++?

Agreed. If anything, I think D could use a logo other than "D-man" to help its marketability - kind of like Sun did with Java. But I don't think its essential to the appeal of the language. - EricAnderton at yahoo
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Wang Zhen" <nehzgnaw gmail.com> wrote in message 
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 Come to think about it, why do we need a mascot for a programming language 
 in the first place?

Just for fun, so the spec pages aren't totally dry.
 When did the lack of a mascot hinder the growth of C or C++? 

Mar 21 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?iso-8859-1?q?Knud_S=F8rensen?= <12tkvvb02 sneakemail.com> writes:
I think we should have a D-Dolphin ;-)

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 01:04:42 +0800, Wang Zhen wrote:

 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

I once made a D-dog for D last year (http://shfls.org/w/d/ddog.png). Walter replied with exactly the same question -- "What's wrong with D-man?" Come to think about it, why do we need a mascot for a programming language in the first place? When did the lack of a mascot hinder the growth of C or C++?

Mar 21 2006
next sibling parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <pan.2006.03.21.21.54.02.713550 sneakemail.com>,
=?iso-8859-1?q?Knud_S=F8rensen?= says...
I think we should have a D-Dolphin ;-)

Too late. MySQL beat us to that: http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/news/article_77.html - EricAnderton at yahoo
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling parent reply kris <foo bar.com> writes:
Knud S°rensen wrote:
 I think we should have a D-Dolphin ;-)
 
 On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 01:04:42 +0800, Wang Zhen wrote:
 
 
Kyle Furlong wrote:

Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.

I once made a D-dog for D last year (http://shfls.org/w/d/ddog.png). Walter replied with exactly the same question -- "What's wrong with D-man?" Come to think about it, why do we need a mascot for a programming language in the first place? When did the lack of a mascot hinder the growth of C or C++?


I don't know if others share this observation, but does it seem like the whole "mascot" thing is particularly American? Seems quite prevalent in sports and so on. You'd rarely see such a thing in Europe, for example. And perhaps it's just me who finds it vaguely amusing to imagine some sort of giant wobbly Chicken|Goofy|BigBird thing prancing about on behalf of Australian or Kiwi Rugby teams? There's definately a "team" element associated with mascots, which I suppose is reflected in the corporate arena by a marketing logo? Seems like it all comes down to branding? If so, then the D-dude is perhaps a bit "back of the napkin" type of thing, from a branding perspective? I hate to say it, but D-dude doesn't add anything at all in terms of "professionalism" ~ to D as a product. Perhaps the contrary, actually. For me, D-dude has always had a waft of, umm, shallow hubris? But then I just ignore brandings anyway. I guess it comes down to which audience the /Branding/ for D is intended to help seduce
Mar 21 2006
next sibling parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
kris wrote:

 I hate to say it, but D-dude doesn't add anything at all in terms of 
 "professionalism" ~ to D as a product. Perhaps the contrary, actually. 
 For me, D-dude has always had a waft of, umm, shallow hubris? But then I 
 just ignore brandings anyway.

I always liked the parts where he's "in action" Like http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html D-Man has the "I'm too busy coding to look good" Wonder if the cutesy dog can do any hacking ? :-) --anders
Mar 21 2006
next sibling parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Anders F Bj÷rklund" <afb algonet.se> wrote in message 
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 I always liked the parts where he's "in action"
 Like http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html

The "some assembly required" cartoon was my favorite.
 D-Man has the "I'm too busy coding to look good"
 Wonder if the cutesy dog can do any hacking ? :-)

Cutesy dog?
Mar 21 2006
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Wang Zhen wrote:

 I once made a D-dog for D last year (http://shfls.org/w/d/ddog.png). 
 Walter replied with exactly the same question -- "What's wrong with D-man?"

Walter Bright wrote:
D-Man has the "I'm too busy coding to look good"
Wonder if the cutesy dog can do any hacking ? :-)

Cutesy dog?

That would be the D-dog from Wang Zhen ? --anders
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent kris <foo bar.com> writes:
Anders F Bj÷rklund wrote:
 kris wrote:
 
 I hate to say it, but D-dude doesn't add anything at all in terms of 
 "professionalism" ~ to D as a product. Perhaps the contrary, actually. 
 For me, D-dude has always had a waft of, umm, shallow hubris? But then 
 I just ignore brandings anyway.

I always liked the parts where he's "in action" Like http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html

Hadn't seen the Coffee-Mug D-Dude in action ~ branding and merchandising in one easy step :-)
 D-Man has the "I'm too busy coding to look good"
 Wonder if the cutesy dog can do any hacking ? :-)

Aye. Wonder if BigBird can pop his/her stack?
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling parent reply kris <foo bar.com> writes:
Anders F Bj÷rklund wrote:
 kris wrote:
 
 I hate to say it, but D-dude doesn't add anything at all in terms of 
 "professionalism" ~ to D as a product. Perhaps the contrary, actually. 
 For me, D-dude has always had a waft of, umm, shallow hubris? But then 
 I just ignore brandings anyway.

I always liked the parts where he's "in action" Like http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html D-Man has the "I'm too busy coding to look good" Wonder if the cutesy dog can do any hacking ? :-)

Hey! Maybe D should stands for something instead of, uhhh, nothing? Now, whoever heard of a language called "Dude"? Woah ... that's way awesome! Like, totally bodacious, dude! Seriously though, that does have rather a nice ring to it. And, from a marketing perspective, there's nothing quite like standing out from the crowd. Then, the D-dude would totally Rool! In conversation, I'm gonna' start calling it "Dude" ~ just to see what external reactions are like <g>
Mar 21 2006
next sibling parent John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
kris wrote:

 In conversation, I'm gonna' start calling it "Dude" ~ just to see what 
 external reactions are like <g>

Kris, you trend-setter, you. -JJR
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
kris wrote:
 Hey! Maybe D should stands for something instead of, uhhh, nothing?
 
 Now, whoever heard of a language called "Dude"?  Woah ... that's way 
 awesome! Like, totally bodacious, dude!
 
 Seriously though, that does have rather a nice ring to it. And, from a 
 marketing perspective, there's nothing quite like standing out from the 
 crowd. Then, the D-dude would totally Rool!
 
 In conversation, I'm gonna' start calling it "Dude" ~ just to see what 
 external reactions are like <g>

I can see it all clear now: "Dude, you got a language!" As in: http://tinyurl.com/o75bl Nooooooo, --anders
Mar 21 2006
parent reply David Medlock <noone nowhere.com> writes:
What language you using man?
Dude!
Sweet!
What language you using man?
...


lol.

-DavidM
Mar 22 2006
next sibling parent Tom S <h3r3tic remove.mat.uni.torun.pl> writes:
David Medlock wrote:
 
 What language you using man?
 Dude!
 Sweet!
 What language you using man?
 ...
 
 
 lol.
 
 -DavidM

LOL ! :D Tomasz Stachowiak /+ a.k.a. h3r3tic +/
Mar 22 2006
prev sibling parent kris <foo bar.com> writes:
David Medlock wrote:
 
 What language you using man?
 Dude!
 Sweet!
 What language you using man?
 ...
 
 
 lol.
 
 -DavidM

Rofl :-D
Mar 22 2006
prev sibling parent reply pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <44207264.2020209 bar.com>, kris says...
I don't know if others share this observation, but does it seem like the 
whole "mascot" thing is particularly American? Seems quite prevalent in 
sports and so on. You'd rarely see such a thing in Europe, for example. 

Now that I think about it, you're right. I think it's a product of being in such a hyper-capitalist society/culture; *everything* is a commodity.
And perhaps it's just me who finds it vaguely amusing to imagine some 
sort of giant wobbly Chicken|Goofy|BigBird thing prancing about on 
behalf of Australian or Kiwi Rugby teams?

And now I can't get the image of giant foam-rubber prawns and wallabys out of my head. That would be utterly surreal. Lets get some solid examples of what's wrong here. From my neck of the woods: Hockey - Capitals: Slapshot the Eagle Football - DC United: Talon the Eagle Baseball - Nationals: Screech the Eagle Basketball - Wizards: G-Wiz (don't ask) US Football - Redskins: None Yes, these are all as lame as they sound - I think that's kind of the point with mascots, its more for the kids anyway. Google for pictures if you must. :) And I conclude by saying that the Redskins are the only ones around here that have managed any kind of tasteful PR image, which has likely come about for a combination of (sadly) PC reasons and being corraled by a very image conscious league. So they're very much the exception here.
There's definately a "team" element associated with mascots, which I 
suppose is reflected in the corporate arena by a marketing logo? Seems 
like it all comes down to branding? If so, then the D-dude is perhaps a 
bit "back of the napkin" type of thing, from a branding perspective? I 
hate to say it, but D-dude doesn't add anything at all in terms of 
"professionalism" ~ to D as a product. Perhaps the contrary, actually. 
For me, D-dude has always had a waft of, umm, shallow hubris? But then I 
just ignore brandings anyway.

I guess it comes down to which audience the /Branding/ for D is intended 
to help seduce

Well, judging by the frappr D group map, leaning towoards a more global appeal (read: less US centric) would be a better move. You mentioned Rugby - maybe D should adopt a more football* or rugby club-banner type of branding instead? "Learn D - Its like C only with fewer scrums." "Use D - unlike C++ and FIFA approved equipment, it won't hurt your head." (*Ya know, the kind you play with your feet?) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Mar 21 2006
parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"pragma" <pragma_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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 Well, judging by the frappr D group map, leaning towoards a more global 
 appeal
 (read: less US centric) would be a better move.  You mentioned Rugby - 
 maybe D
 should adopt a more football* or rugby club-banner type of branding 
 instead?

 "Learn D - Its like C only with fewer scrums."
 "Use D - unlike C++ and FIFA approved equipment, it won't hurt your head."

That'd just put off American programmers, then. What is a scrum? And then even Walter wouldn't know what his advertising slogan meant ;) How about a non-sports-related slogan / logo?
Mar 21 2006
parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dvq8qk$1tgq$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Jarrett Billingsley says...
"pragma" <pragma_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
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 Well, judging by the frappr D group map, leaning towoards a more global 
 appeal
 (read: less US centric) would be a better move.  You mentioned Rugby - 
 maybe D
 should adopt a more football* or rugby club-banner type of branding 
 instead?

 "Learn D - Its like C only with fewer scrums."
 "Use D - unlike C++ and FIFA approved equipment, it won't hurt your head."

That'd just put off American programmers, then. What is a scrum?

Eh, they're just tounge-in-cheek ideas just like the rest of the slogans I've posted around here. The way I see it: if something funny sticks, all the better. ;) Now "Scrum", in this particular case, is a pun: - In rugby football, a scrum is a way to restart the game after an interruption, e.g., after a minor foul. - In management, scrum denotes a light-weight management process targeted at software development.
And then even Walter wouldn't know what his advertising slogan meant ;)

How about a non-sports-related slogan / logo? 

Hey, sure! Any ideas? - EricAnderton at yahoo
Mar 21 2006
prev sibling parent reply lanael <lanael_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dvpbnj$nvj$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Wang Zhen says...
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.


http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/animals/data/content_d.html a Duck ? too stupid. a Diplodocus ? too heavy. a Dingo ? too australian. a Dobermann ? too agressive. a Donkey ? already used. a Dolphin ? already used. pff..
Mar 24 2006
next sibling parent reply Deewiant <deewiant.doesnotlike.spam gmail.com> writes:
lanael wrote:
 In article <dvpbnj$nvj$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Wang Zhen says...
 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.


http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/animals/data/content_d.html a Duck ? too stupid. a Diplodocus ? too heavy. a Dingo ? too australian. a Dobermann ? too agressive. a Donkey ? already used. a Dolphin ? already used. pff..

How about a Dragon? Power, at least, comes across... might be "too aggressive", though. And the fantasy realm might not sit well with some people...
Mar 24 2006
parent Dave <Dave_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <e012pm$1vuc$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Deewiant says...
lanael wrote:
 In article <dvpbnj$nvj$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Wang Zhen says...
 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.


http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/animals/data/content_d.html a Duck ? too stupid. a Diplodocus ? too heavy. a Dingo ? too australian. a Dobermann ? too agressive. a Donkey ? already used. a Dolphin ? already used. pff..

How about a Dragon? Power, at least, comes across... might be "too aggressive", though. And the fantasy realm might not sit well with some people...

That's kind-of a natural in the CS community for a language developed by a compiler developer too ('The Dragon Book') ;)
Mar 24 2006
prev sibling parent reply Thomas Kuehne <thomas-dloop kuehne.cn> writes:
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lanael schrieb am 2006-03-24:
 In article <dvpbnj$nvj$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Wang Zhen says...
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 Does anyone else think that D-man needs to retire? I think some cute 
 animal or other recognizable mascot would suit better.


http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/animals/data/content_d.html a Duck ? too stupid. a Diplodocus ? too heavy. a Dingo ? too australian. a Dobermann ? too agressive. a Donkey ? already used. a Dolphin ? already used. pff..

a Dachshund ? - won't fly with the Americans a Dahlia ? - a plant, an unusall choice a Daisy ? - too negative a Dalmatian ? a Dandelion ? - might be too weak a Dashou ? - D-man on the rocks :D a Deamon ? - religious problems a Deer ? - Bambi? no thanks a Deliquent ? - too negative, design is culture dependend a Dervish ? - religious problems a Devil ? - religious problems a Dissident ? - what kind of design? a Divvy ? - what kind of marketing is that? a Dodo ? - is stupid D dead? a Dogfish ? a Dogwood ? a Doll ? - too toylike a Dolmen ? a Dominatrix ? - (no comments) a Donjon ? - too static a Doo-Doo ? - is D so bad? a Dormouse ? a Dracula ? - TM a Drag Queen ? - too detailed a Dragon ? - interpretation and design is culture dependend a Driver ? - too mechanical a Drone ? - too negative a Drum ? - too noisy a Duckweed ? a Durex ? - no memory leaks, please a Dwarft ? Does da dishy D dascot dealy dave do degin dith D!? Don Quixote -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iD8DBQFEJCK93w+/yD4P9tIRAreOAKCtMSKhzuCb2jS646E2mZO0CH/z8QCdHbvl +BHJEPCkHybuL0pxQ5gWgZE= =Ll6j -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Mar 24 2006
parent reply "lanael" <no mail.never> writes:
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 a Dolmen ?

Hmm... I don't know why, but I like it :) (...)
 Does da dishy D dascot dealy dave do degin dith D!?

Anyway, I'm writing a game with a D as the controlable character.( Currently, it's a red D sprite ). I was thinking to call him Dee ( or Dude ). If another mascot is chosen, I'll have to change the name and the sprite of this game. So I'm pretty interested in a change of the D mascot (if any) !
Mar 24 2006
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"lanael" <no mail.never> wrote in message 
news:mn.c4837d63f136c6bb.35838 mail.never...
 Anyway, I'm writing a game with a D as the controlable character.( 
 Currently, it's a red D sprite ). I was thinking to call him Dee ( or 
 Dude ).
 If another mascot is chosen, I'll have to change the name and the sprite 
 of this game. So I'm pretty interested in a change of the D mascot (if 
 any) !

Maybe we should just rename D-man to "Dude".
Mar 24 2006
parent "lanael" <no mail.never> writes:
 Maybe we should just rename D-man to "Dude".

Yep, Dude is fine for me. And it looks like I'm not the only one. Though I'm no 3D artist, I've just had fun making a 3D Dude, so if you have a vrml plugin, here it is : http://lanael.free.fr/dude.wrl (enjoy, even if this is a quick and dirty 3D model by an average programmer ! :) )
Mar 24 2006