Owning 'Ex' (was: Re: Excedo: What's in a name?)

Arjen Kamphuis (mountain@knoware.nl)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 13:07:56 +0100

Mike Coward <mikec@ilnk.com> wrote:
>>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 13:14:57 +0100
>>From: Arjen Kamphuis <mountain@knoware.nl>
>>Subject: Excedo: What's in a name?
>>Recently there has been some discussion about the name of the (still
//snip // (I Guess everybody has seen this by now ;-)
>>confusion between the Extropy Institute and Excedo because of the name.
>I understand Tom's concern.

We do not agree with it but we do _respect_ his concern, otherwise we would
not be having this discussion.

>Extropians like to put "ex" infront of many words.
>No one owns the letters "ex".

I hope not, there's only 24 other letters.

>No one owns meaning of the letters "ex".

Unless it is an internationally registered trademark (I think).
Tom suggested AltaVita for us, nice name (really!) but we could be mistaken
for a famous search-engine (would be good to get the hit-rate up though, al
those people making a mistake typing...)

>There are many people named John Smith
>and say, "Second floor please." without looking like a fool.

Point taken.

>This argument is an

If somebody owns 'Ex', you just went broke.

I can only hope that Exxon has nore inadvertend oilspills, that would ve
very bad for all of us wouldn't it? ;-)

Mike, thanks for putting the importance of this (or lack thereof) in
perspective, maybe we got carried away a little... you know youthful
enthousiasm and all that ;-). I won't say 'they started it' because if
'they' did, we allowed it to continue which is just as bad.


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