Re: Is the boot logo politically correct?

Michael H. Warfield (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 08:53:20 -0400 (EDT) enscribed thusly:
> 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.

Let's not forget the massive campaign of hate the Religious Reich
mounted against Proctor and Gamble for their cresent-moon logo (Satanic
symbol didn't you know - P&G where a bunch of devil worshippers).
Ultimately, they threw in the towel and changed the logo.

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