Re: Using names

Subject: Re: Using names
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 12:44:05 -0800

I can't stand it anymore, even though this will bring a big "who

When I did customer docs, I used Loni Anderson (I wanna look like
that), or Jimmy Smits (love him madly), or Miss Piggy (my role
model), or whomever was in my mind that I judged would be universally
recognized. I realize my choices dated me, but there you are.

>Seth Greenberg said:
>>> However, I would, at all costs avoid the names of
> Star Trek characters (even Next Generation). In addition
> to creative infringement, it'll just make your company
> look like it's peopled by a bunch of technoweenie wireheads.

At one job I held a while back, we worked on telecom management stuff, and
for sample phone-directory screens and reports in the manuals, we used
names from early New England history. This avoided the problem of creative
infringement without taxing our brains coming up with a lot of fake names.

Erik Harris ewh -at- plaza -dot- ds -dot- adp -dot- com (weekdays)
"Magni nominis umbra" TrinityPlc -at- aol -dot- com (home)

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