Suggerimento per il logo ILS

Roberto A. F. robang@libero.it
Wed, 20 Jun 2001 10:34:08 +0200


Simone Piunno wrote:

> From: Linus Torvalds
>
> Ok, short version:
> I've always liked penguins, and when I was in Canberra a few years ago we went
> to the local zoo with Andrew Tridgell (of samba fame). There they had a
> ferocious penguin that bit me and infected me with a little known disease
> called penguinitis. Penguinitis makes you stay awake at nights just thinking
> about penguins and feeling great love towards them.So when Linux needed a
> mascot, the first thing that came into my mind was this picture of the majestic
> penguin, and the rest is history.
>
> Slightly more accurate version:
> Yes, I was bitten by a penguin, but it wasn't actually very ferocious. It was
> really just a pigmy penguin about 6 inches tall or something, and it was more
> of a timid nibble ("is this finger a see before me a small fish, or what?").
> Even so, I like penguins a lot.
>
> More down-to-earth version:
> All the other logos were too boring - I wasn't looking for the "Linux Corporate
> Image", I was looking for something _fun_ and sympathetic to associate with
> Linux. A slightly fat penguin that sits down after having had a great meal fits
> the bill perfectly.
>
> Final comment:
> Don't take the penguin too seriously. It's supposed to be kind of goofy and
> fun, that's the whole point. Linux is supposed to be goofy and fun (it's also
> the best operating system out there, but it's goofy and fun at the same time!).
>
> So when you think "penguin", you should be imagining a slightly overweight
> penguin (*), sitting down after having gorged itself, and having just burped.
> It's sitting there with a beatific smile - the world is a good place to be when
> you have just eaten a few gallons of raw fish and you can feel another "burp"
> coming.
>
>  (*) Not FAT, but you should be able to see that it's sitting down because it's
> really too stuffed to stand up. Think "bean bag" here.
>
> [People looking at the penguin] should say (sickly sweet voice, babytalk
> almost): "Ooh, what a cuddly penguin, I bet he is just stuffed with herring,"
> and small children will jump up and down and scream "mommy mommy, can I have
> one too?".
>
>  - Linus Torvald
>
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