incubator-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Andrew Clark <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] AJAX Toolkit Proposal - Updated
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2006 23:07:46 GMT
Yoav Shapira wrote:
>> natural preference towards Japanese names, though,
>> so I'll suggest "Kabuki". :)
> Kabuki is not bad, though somewhat old-fashioned, no?

I guess I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy. :) Actually,
my favorite traditional Japanese art is bunraku even
though I (sadly) have not seen it in real-life.

> - abarenbo (a hooligan ;))
> - aite (the person/entity with which you share something: 
>   nice for AJAX since it does depend on some server-side 
>   stuff, whatever language you choose)
> - gumbai (ancient, hand-crafted fan used by sumo referees, 
>   and yes, most of my knowledge of japanese comes from 
>   being a sumo fan)
> - haru (spring, as in rebirth)
> - ketsudan (determination)
> - yukata (summer kimono, connotation of lightweight, airy...)

I remember going to a sumo basho in Tokyo about 4 years ago.
What a blast! And even though I was in the nose-bleed seats
(and thus couldn't throw my mat when I disagreed with a 
match), I could still hear the thunderous slap of the sumos'
immense bodies hitting. nazukashii...

I went ahead and changed the proposal name to Kabuki on
the Incubator Wiki[1]. While I really like your sumo-
inspired suggestions, I figured "kabuki" was one of the
few words that even Westerners could identify (besides
the obvious hibachi, sushi, sake, and karaoke). And it
offers some interesting possibilities for logos. Anyway,
we can always change the name later if we want to -- I
just want to resolve some of the current issues with
the proposal and move forward.


Andy Clark * Zimbra *

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message