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Re: More OT: Is tux gender specific ? (RE: [SLUG] OT: Geek/Linux apparel)
- To: Aravind Naidu <aravind.naidu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: More OT: Is tux gender specific ? (RE: [SLUG] OT: Geek/Linux apparel)
- From: Rachel Polanskis <r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Jul 8 00:11:39 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Aravind Naidu wrote:
> I was reading Jon's email below, and Tux is a "him" ??
> That begs the question. Is Tux gender specific ? Some of our fairer sex
> colleagues might take exception to that !!
What I take exception to is the linux mascot in general!
I was one of those who fought on the losing side - I wanted the Linux
Mascot to be a platypus, which was what I had on the very first Linux CD
I got my hands on.
To me, a platypus is far more appealing than a penguin. I think it
actually symbolises Linux far better too. To me, Tux will always be
the creation of sycophants who wanted to be on the "inner circle" with Linus.
He didn't care one way or the other what the mascot was.....
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"Yow! Am I having fun yet?!" - John Howard^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Zippy the Pinhead