On 11/12/05, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/12/05, Bill Guindon <agorilla / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, that's what crossed my mind when I said I didn't like the name.
> > 'Red Magazine' sounds like the socialist party newsletter.
>
> Since the fall of communism in the USSR I think the general perceived
> "threat" from socialism and communism is much less, therefore "red"
> has lost some of its socialist connotations (at least for me.)

Yeah, forgive me, I'm an old libertarian.

> > I do like Red Letter, and Scarlet Letter is hysterical :)
>
> Given the nicer connotations of Red Letter, that may be a better
> choice. Also according to the Wikipedia entry for "red letter day",
> the highlighted red words on those red letter calendar days are also
> known as "rubrics", a word obviously quite close to Ruby. In fact
> should the magazine come to be known as Red Letter, it would be
> amusing to have a column called Rubrics (which could have general
> highlights from the Ruby community in the last month.) The subtle word
> plays going on there are quite interesting.

Liked the name before, but love it with the added 'rubrics' connection.

> Scarlet Letter, while amusing, clearly has negative connotations to
> anyone familiar with the literary work of the same name.

Yep, read it, great book.  Just found the suggestion amusing. 
Wouldn't recommend it.

> Ryan
>
>


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Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)