[Haskell] Re: Marketing Haskell

Marc A. Ziegert coeus at gmx.de
Fri Apr 3 01:12:32 EDT 2009

slow and lazy... that's me, too. but haskell is not slow.

how about an octopus?

there are some kinds (or all?), which are more chameleon like than real chameleons; they can look like strange fishes, stones, or whatever.
they have a decentralized brain (like multi core), are really intelligent (can even open cucumber glasses, but probably not 100 bottles of beer) and are from the stronger types of animals; strong because they save their energy (glucose and oxygen) in their blood for times when they need it -- like being lazy but fast.
they can swim backwards and can squeeze themself through holes of the size of their own eyes -- reminds me of javascript as backend.
and they are funny and cool: they squirt water at you like dolphins -- the "Quotes of the Week" are funny and cool, too, but you have to wet yourself.

imho, you can compare them to handy parrots (but mute) with colour/sign language and chameleon features. and they know some ninja arts; inky, but ninjas are cool.

some videos:
The Indonesian Mimic Octopus <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8oQBYw6xxc>
One Very Clever Octopus <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLLQOK1gZE4>
Skilled octopus opens bottles <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfRqYjv9QgA>
Octopus escaping through a one inch hole <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-azBDt0kik>
Wow! Giant octopus - extreme animals - BBC wildlife <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwAqhThd_EQ>
Pulpos: suave inteligencia (Octopus intelligence) <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8cf7tPoN5o>

- marc

Am Donnerstag, 2. April 2009 schrieb Bulat Ziganshin:
> Hello Benjamin,
> Thursday, April 2, 2009, 2:54:38 PM, you wrote:
> > Likewise.  Why don't we ask the real Simon to choose an additional
> > mascot for Haskell?  Something slow and lazy would do....
> i propose myself...
> -- 
> Best regards,
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