Re: Is the boot logo politically correct?
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 01:28:53 -0400 (EWT)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, David Luyer wrote:

> But yes, it is 'nicer' than the BSD Demon. However remember the Demon is
> mainly likely to have the chance to offend those of western cultures, and in
> western cultures (where the Demon means something) religion tends to not be
> taken to such extremes as it can be in eastern and middle-eastern cultures
> and laws.

I'll agree to that when South Carolina gets a lottery ;). I would bet that
a beer-drinking penguin would be recieved with a bit of criticism (far be
it from the enragement the BSD Demon would bring down, though), but then
it seems that (IMHO) on average (in the US particularly) more advanced
computer users and system admins are not as easily religious or as easily
offended. I personally think the Demon is an awesome logo (very unique),
but the beer-drinking penguin doesn't offend me in the least. Thus far, we
seem to have more people worried about others being offended than actual
offended people -- so this worry may be totally unnecessary.

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