[Haskell] Marketing Haskell

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:52:46 EDT 2009

Oh just looked at the date stamps here.... nice one.  Perhaps I should have
a coffee now rather than later as I'm not fully awake.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 7:51 AM, David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nice... I'm glad Microsoft sees the logic in supporting Haskell beyond just
> researchy stuff (which is also very important!!!)
> 2009/4/1 Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>
>> 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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