Comments on "What's in a computer name?" - Faerye Net 2006-06-16T23:36:15+00:00 the "fuzzy" one's perspective. 2006-06-16T23:36:15+00:00 2006-06-16T23:36:15+00:00 <p>I believe computers don&#8217;t need names. Like people do. And whether they do or don&#8217;t, we should probably spend more time comparing the greenness of this pea to the greenness of that pea than on figuring out what to name them. K, peace out. ;) <br /> <br /> Oh, but also: do what makes you happy. ;)</p> sister sledge Re: No subject 2006-06-10T12:03:11+00:00 2006-06-10T12:03:11+00:00 <p>:) I must admit I&#8217;ve only read five or six of his books. In geek terms, that&#8217;s next to illiterate.</p> felicity Re: Upgrade 2006-06-10T11:59:30+00:00 2006-06-10T11:59:30+00:00 <p>Hmm. The idea has merit, but &#8216;2.0&#8217; is far too clinical. Perhaps she needs a different adjective for each iteration. The original can be Fair Titania; the 1st big upgrade is Peerless Titania, because she was the only desktop in my apartment; and now she can be Matchless Titania, because she boots in 9 seconds. <strong>sniff</strong> So pretty!</p> felicity No subject 2006-06-09T15:55:15+00:00 2006-06-09T15:55:15+00:00 <p>Terry Pratchett does so assert that the name shouldn&#8217;t be changed. See &#8220;The Fifth Elephant.&#8221; I&#8217;ll read you the relevant selection when next we speak if you wish.</p> Novel Upgrade 2006-06-08T23:30:12+00:00 2006-06-08T23:30:12+00:00 <p>What you are doing, to me, sounds like an upgrade. Therefore, I think that a new version of the same name (Titania 2.0) would be most appropriate.</p> LadyLong Personality 2006-06-08T17:38:57+00:00 2006-06-08T17:38:57+00:00 <p>I believe a computer&#8217;s personality isn&#8217;t determined by its innards. I&#8217;ve replaced the hardware of my workstation at lest three times, while the name &#8216;Dozer&#8217; has remained the same. A computer&#8217;s personality is determined by what you use it for &#8211; your relationship to it, so to speak. And besides, kids grow up, so why shouldn&#8217;t computers? You don&#8217;t change someone&#8217;s name, just because she&#8217;s reached puberty, do you? ;o)</p> GreyStork