Naming of RAC

Michael S Elledge elledge at msu.edu
Fri Sep 12 17:29:02 UTC 2008


What a great name! I'd go with it--along with a cute image like Dr. 
Seuss' Fox in Sox:




Mike

eli at media.berkeley.edu wrote:
> I like it. Very playful, much like Fluid.
>
> My negative connotations are more like coyote (if you know native american
> tales) than, well, I'd make a usa-centric political smear that would
> probably add an inch to my FBI file, so I'll leave it to your imagination.
>
> - Eli
>
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>> Hello,
>>
>> I just did a quick look up of the meaning. There are some negative
>> connotations to the word RASCAL. Not sure if you are worried about
>> that or not, but provided a link to the definition just in case.
>>
>> http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50197524?query_type=word&queryword=rascal&first=1&max_to_show=10&sort_type=alpha&result_place=1&search_id=yYlo-YKeroA-3804&hilite=50197524
>>
>> Thanks
>> Justin
>>
>> On 12-Sep-08, at 10:16 AM, Ron Owston wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> You'll recall we had a discussion a short time ago about the
>>> possible re-naming of the remote recording component of VULab.
>>> Currently it's called RAC (remote activity capture). I liked Mike
>>> Elledge's suggestion of RASC (remote activity screen capture). This
>>> made me think of calling the tool RASCAL (remote activity screen
>>> capture and logger)! My logic is that future releases of RAC will
>>> add keystroke and other activity logging. A quick google search
>>> showed a few other software applications with this name including
>>> one called Rythmn Rascal. So my thought was to call our application
>>> Screen RASCAL. Any other thoughts about this or other names?
>>> Ron
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