[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Marketing Haskell

Maarten Hazewinkel maarten.hazewinkel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 05:27:04 EDT 2009

That's not you usual Koala face.
Must be a special Simon^H^H^H^H^HHaskell-Koala species.

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On 1 Apr 2009, at 10:07, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:

> Dear Haskell enthusiasts,
> Now that the logo issue finally has been settled, it is time to select
> the proper Haskell mascot.  As you are no doubt aware, Microsoft's
> involvement in Haskell means that we have moved from avoiding success
> at all cost to actively marketing the language, and any language
> striving for success is entirely dependent on a cute and distinctive
> mascot.  Where would Perl be today without its camel?
> Since the recent logo discussion has demonstrated once and for all the
> futility of attempting a democratic process in the Haskell community -
> to be quite honest, the elected logo looks like an error message  
> from an IBM
> mainframe - I have decided to decide on a mascot myself.
> So I hereby declare the official Haskell mascot to be the koala, in
> the form of the image attached below.  Please ensure that this image
> accompanies any material published on the web or on paper.
> Simon
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Maarten Hazewinkel
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