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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
I don't care so much about the "K" KDE stuff as long as I can guess what it is. digiKam is certainly one of the lesser offenders as far as silliness goes. :)
TizMee – Tizen compatibility layer for MeeGo
Posted Aug 13, 2012 22:04 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
"No... well, yes, it's an Android phone, so it's similar to the Droid, but it's made by HTC."
"Fine, yes, it's a Droid. Nice, huh?"
Posted Aug 13, 2012 22:29 UTC (Mon) by kragil (guest, #34373)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 0:13 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 3:57 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 3:58 UTC (Tue) by LightDot (guest, #73140)
Thus taking either your or mine impressions and assuming we now have an insight into the worldwide product recognition seems to be a bit premature.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 14:18 UTC (Tue) by joeldillon (guest, #86199)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 15:48 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
OT: Android vs droid vs FDroid
Posted Aug 14, 2012 15:39 UTC (Tue) by debacle (subscriber, #7114)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 11:21 UTC (Tue) by dodocaptain (subscriber, #44818)
Over here in New Zealand, Android has pretty strong recognition with consumers who tend to understand that there is a range of vendors selling Android phones with different hardware styles and software capabilities.
It may start to change as marketing of specific models gets more aggressive, there's been a huge amount of advertising for the Samsung Galaxy S3, more so than any model in the past, will be interesting to see what effect it makes on consumers over time.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 1:23 UTC (Tue) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Most people google things instead of searching for them. Google doesn't have the name because it means search, it means search because it does the thing. If your purpose is strong enough any name will become natural and right--provided you can both read it when written and pronounce it out louad.
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