[hobbit] "Hobbit" name legal stuff; slight name change will happen

Francois CLAIRE fclaire at free.fr
Fri Aug 1 16:51:58 CEST 2008

Lot of creativity around this topic :-)

I think concerns about the name's impact in professional environment is 
indeed important. "Big Brother" was impressive, reassuring (for those 
folks feeling secured to be watched) and is somehow part of an 
international shared culture (even if none of the PHBs read 1984 ever).
So a new name shall carry the same things don't you think so ?

Unfortunately "Big Hobbit" doesn't fulfill these requirements. It's a 
pity, I really enjoyed the name hobbit...


> LOL...Now that's the funniest thing I've read...go one further...
> T-bbone - Technical Bulletin Board Optimized for Hurting Enterprises...
> Paul
> >>> "McDonald, Dan" <Dan.McDonald at austinenergy.com> 8/1/2008 9:57 AM >>>
> Hobbit, iirc, was originally a backronym for Highly Optimized Big 
> Brother <mumble>.
> So, we can just reverse the order: Tibboh "<mumble> Big Brother 
> Optimized Highly"
> The name looks obscure enough to get passed most PHBs, and we'd all 
> know...

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