A name for this OS
Wed, 7 May 1997 21:22:17 +0200
At 12:02 Uhr 07.05.1997, Mark J. Dulcey wrote:
>Mike McDonald wrote:
>> >To: email@example.com
>> >Subject: A name for this OS
>> >Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 10:50:42 -0400
>> >From: Richard Coleman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> >I've been thinking of a good name for the lispOS.
>> >It seems pretty simple, but I believe a good name
>> >is just "LOS".
>> LOS is too close to loss!
>Not to mention that "Was ist los?" means "What's wrong?" or "What's the
>problem?" in German.
Besides this, when it's said as a sole word: "Los!"
in german it has the meaning of "Go!" as in
And that would be more appropriate in the sense of: Do it! Show the world
that it's possible!
In a functional meaning LispOS is a good choice, but in the psychological
one I would prefer a name which doesn't point so straight to Lisp. I,
myself, like Lisp, but it's easier to convince the zillon of non 'lisplers'
to give the new OS a try, if Lisp is not the first thing, they will be
Stefan K. Bamberger email: email@example.com
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