Re: Is the boot logo politically correct?

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 21:46:47 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Johan Myréen wrote:
> 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.

It's a glass of `virtual beer', a well-known symbol on the Internet.

> 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?
> | +----
> | |
> +---+---+
> | |
> ----+ |
> If someone is offended by it, we could always say it pictures
> an Elbonian windmill.

It's the swastika, well-known in Hindu culture :-)



Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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