[Pharo-project] Meaning of the name "Pharo"
stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sun Jan 29 09:34:32 CET 2012
On Jan 29, 2012, at 8:18 AM, dimitris chloupis wrote:
> it also helps that "pharo" via google easily points to the website as it is not so commonly used in the internet as a name.
> Being Greek and big lover of the sea, I am a big fan of the name. My full nick name is "Κηλών Άλιος" "Kilon Alios" means "the one who charms/motivates and came from the sea". What bigger motivation and more essential element of the sea than a lighthouse ? :D
> From: Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr>
> To: Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
> Sent: Friday, 27 January 2012, 17:51
> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Meaning of the name "Pharo"
> On Jan 27, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Max Leske wrote:
> > I always enjoy it if a product / project with a "funny" name explains that name somewhere (origin, intention). I think it says a lot about the kind of project it is (how dedicated are the people? If the name is crap, the product will probably be too…). So I thought, it might be cool to introduce a paragraph (in the "About" section maybe) that explains the origins of the name "Pharo".
> > Any thoughts?
> I love lighthouse because
> - it is protecting boats from crashing on the coast
> - stand against the wind and is wild sea
> Really positive image.
> Pharo: solid software with a vision, helping large programs to get to the coast nicely.
> > Cheers,
> > Max
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