[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Marketing Haskell
John Van Enk
vanenkj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 11:45:08 EDT 2009
My dreams, they will be forever haunted.
2009/4/1 Maarten Hazewinkel <maarten.hazewinkel at gmail.com>
> That's not you usual Koala face.
> Must be a special Simon^H^H^H^H^HHaskell-Koala species.
> On 1 Apr 2009, at 10:07, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> Dear Haskell enthusiasts,
>> Now that the logo issue finally has been settled, it is time to select
>> the proper Haskell mascot. As you are no doubt aware, Microsoft's
>> involvement in Haskell means that we have moved from avoiding success
>> at all cost to actively marketing the language, and any language
>> striving for success is entirely dependent on a cute and distinctive
>> mascot. Where would Perl be today without its camel?
>> Since the recent logo discussion has demonstrated once and for all the
>> futility of attempting a democratic process in the Haskell community -
>> to be quite honest, the elected logo looks like an error message from an
>> mainframe - I have decided to decide on a mascot myself.
>> So I hereby declare the official Haskell mascot to be the koala, in
>> the form of the image attached below. Please ensure that this image
>> accompanies any material published on the web or on paper.
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>> Haskell at haskell.org
> Maarten Hazewinkel
> maarten.hazewinkel at gmail.com
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