[Geowanking] what is in a name!
rich.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 18:45:09 PST 2005
Change the name? What silliness is this? Geowankers is _the_ name!
Tim O'Reilly spoke it from the pulpit at ETech in 2004, it has served
us well. To change now would be to abandon ogni speranza!
On 12/1/05, Jody Garnett <jgarnett at refractions.net> wrote:
> Tom Longson (nym) wrote:
> >I say fuck widespread acceptance. Sure, we might get snubbed at places
> >like Where 2.0, but we'll always be the underdogs, which is always
> >preferable to corporate acceptance.
> >Plus it's pretty accurate name. Most of us don't do geo stuff because
> >it makes us the big bucks.
> >On 12/1/05, Drew from Zhrodague <drew at zhrodague.net> wrote:
> >>>I have geohacks.org/com, geohax.org/com and geohackers.org domains.
> >>>(geohackers.com is owned by "Massage Research". The mind reels.)
> >>>If you would like BigTribe to host a Wiki at geohacks.org and forward email
> >> How 'bout an equally offensive US-English name? I came up with a
> >>couple nice ones just thinking about it.
> >> Geowanking is a name highly specific to *this* group, it would be
> >>a shame to change it. I kinda thought it was descriptive as well. =_)
> Well said, to preserve the informal flavour (british spelling) of the
> origional, without out sexual overtones...
> some variation on: geowacked
> Only thr33 letters difference.
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