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SubjectRe: Is the boot logo politically correct?
On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Edward Welbon wrote:

> On my system, the logo is nearly inscrutable, so maybe it's not beer in
> the glass, maybe it's orange juice, iced tea or better yet water (because
> linux is to computing as water is to life 8-).

Are you a lawyer? If not, you should consider that profession.

Come on, that glass is a beer glass. That's a well known fact,
and that's what the artist intended the glass to look like.

In any case it _symbolizes_ a beer glass, even though it may
look like orange juice on your monitor.

To illustrate how differently people see on symbols and
things, and how important they can be: why not put this symbol
in the boot logo?

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If someone is offended by it, we could always say it pictures
an Elbonian windmill.

Think about it.

Johan Myreen
jem@iki.fi

Ps. Sorry if this message turns out to be illegal in Germany,
or something...


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