[Seaside] [ANN] new Seaside homepage

Richard Eng richard.eng at rogers.com
Thu Jul 12 19:50:14 UTC 2007

Well, if branding based on this word is already well-known, then I guess
it's okay. I'm not Catholic (I'm agnostic), but "heretic" always conjures up
images of the authorities stoning you or beating you into submission.  :-)


On 7/12/07 3:33 PM, "Avi Bryant" <avi at dabbledb.com> wrote:

> On 7/12/07, Richard Eng <richard.eng at rogers.com> wrote:
>>  I find the word "heretic" in "The heretic web framework" a bit off-putting.
>> The word has a bad connotation. Better alternatives would be "iconoclast" or
>> "renegade".
> I don't think the connotations are that bad, unless you're catholic.
> According to the OED, heresy is "an opinion or doctrine ... at
> variance with those generally accepted as authoritative."  Which
> describes Seaside perfectly.
> There's already a fair amount of branding around Seaside as "the
> heretical web framework" because of talks I've given at O'Reilly
> conferences.  So, now that I think of it, having a slogan around
> heresy seems like a great idea.  Anyone have any ideas?
> Avi
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