[Seaside] Re: Seaside Digest, Vol 55, Issue 48

Jason Johnson jbjohns at libsource.com
Wed Jul 18 18:33:12 UTC 2007

Sebastian Sastre wrote:
>> That's a nice theme. How about "seaside - for enlightened web 
>> development"?
> I feel it's tempting. I was thinking on those options too. But, witouth
> rationalizing, what do you think people will feel with a prhase like this?
> They will feel attracted? Their curiosity will be waked up? Or they will
> feel like scared little birds? I ask this because I think lot of people will
> *think* they are not prepared for *enlightening*. If that is the case (most
> people feeling like that) we should search for something that wake up
> curiosity but at the same time don't produce this "scaring little birds
> effect". Our quest is refining !

I don't think people will feel like they are "scared little birds", but 
my concern would be that they perceive arrogance.  For example, if they 
are coming from a Java background then using smalltalk would indeed be 
enlightening, but they wont think this at first.  They will think that 
because Java is currently the most popular and that's what they know, 
then they are by definition the most enlightened.  To these folks such a 
phrase might be seen as an insult and everything they read after that 
will be with eyes toward seeing something to criticize.

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