2009-10-02

Haskell's new logo, and Social Illiteracy of Tech Geekers

Haskell has a new logo. A fantastic one. Beautiful. For creator, context, detail, see bottom of:

• A Lambda Logo Tour
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/lambda_logo.html

this is posted here because it relates to various computer software/language's logo, a subject discussed by me several times in the past years in comp.lang.lisp, comp.lang.scheme, comp.lang.python, as well discussed now and then in these communities often without my involvement.

for my criticism or comment on logos, typical response by these people are showcases of complete ignorance of social function of logos, and a complete iliteracy in visual design (that any art student learns in first year), usually coupled with a teen-age militant attitude. (usually, these tech geeker's mentality is like: “you are a fucking idiot... we don't need a logo. Logos are for kids and blood-sucking marketers.”)

Some of these tech geekers, are motherfucking aggresive, so that they would ban me, or call me as a troll, or call upon whatever rules to oust me (such as “off topicality”) , for any criticism on them. (if requested, i'll take some time to cite the exact url for numerous of these threads that happened in the past 5 years. My frustration in discussing logos happened in python, lojban, lisp communities. Note: not all people in these communities are idiotic about logos. Typically, it's just few of priest fuckheads (e.g. a newsgroup regular, or somewhat significant contributor of the particular community). This particularly happened in several threads in the lojban community where i criticized its logo during mid 2000s. (have a look at lojban's motherfucking idiotic logo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lojban ))

• The Purpose of Logos and Principles of Logo Design
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/logo_design.html

• Lisp Needs A Logo
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/logo_lisp.html

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computer language and software logo gallery:

• The Unix Pestilence
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/freebooks.html

• A Lambda Logo Tour
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/lambda_logo.html

• LISP Logo
http://xahlee.org/emacs/lisp_logo.html

• Qi Language Logo
http://xahlee.org/emacs/qi_logo.html

• Haskell Logo
http://xahlee.org/haskell/haskell-logo.html

• The Emacs Logo
http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs_logo.html

• Xah's Java Logo
http://xahlee.org/java-a-day/java_logo.html

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