[Geowanking] what is in a name!

Rich Gibson 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.
> >
> >nym
> >
> >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.
>
> Jody
>
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