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Re: How to promote scripts on cpan?

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on Aug 13, 2001 at 19:06 UTC ( #104450=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to promote scripts on cpan?

This is getting fairly OT, but....

Just to provide an alternate viewpoint, I have to say that to my Americanized ears, Not Matt's Scripts doesn't sound pejorative or negative. It actually sounds like a spoof or a joke, in the sense of "We couldn't think of anything better" rather than "Avoid Matt".

Let me relate a couple of things that came to my mind when I heard it:

  • In the late '70s/early '80s, the DEC VAX was the most popular machine that ran UNIX, and the host names were things like ucbvax, decvax, iuvax, and many others. At the place I worked, when the first Motorola-based machine we were manufacturing booted up, it was christened notavax. Everyone there expressed that it was a witty and clever name.
  • For those of you who remember the TV show "Dinosaurs", the baby referred to its parents as "Mama" and "Not the mama". I (and my kids) thought it was funny.

To me, it sounds more like: "Over here are Matt's scripts. And over there, those are, uh, Not Matt's scripts."

Maybe the fact that davorg, virtualsue, and I are from different sides of the pond has something to do with it ("separated by a common language"). If so, then given the worldwide reach of PM, I defer to their judgement. Better to err on the side of caution.

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Re: Re: How to promote scripts on cpan?
by $code or die (Deacon) on Aug 13, 2001 at 19:15 UTC

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