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#1 2012-02-04 13:30:46

xCrucialDudex
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Arch logo meaning

I have been wondering for a while what it depicts graphically and whether it has any official meaning/interpretation?

AFAIC, all I can see of is a silhouette of a wide-shouldered man with a pointy triangle in the background. Meaning? Perhaps an echo of total world domination theme found around the community, but really no idea.

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#2 2012-02-04 13:46:50

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Re: Arch logo meaning

It's an A.

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#3 2012-02-04 13:57:38

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x33a wrote:

It's an A.

Is it? Can't get rid of strong association that it looks a lot like thin, metal, sharp, pointy thing. Sort of like spear tip.

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#4 2012-02-04 14:04:44

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He's on to us.  Our plan to infiltrate all computer and electronic equipment in the world and disable it so only those of us who have stocked up on sharp spears could talk over the world.  Damn, foiled again.


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#5 2012-02-04 14:06:23

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Re: Arch logo meaning

x33a wrote:

It's an A.

LOL

xCrucialDudex wrote:

Is it? Can't get rid of strong association that it looks a lot like thin, metal, sharp, pointy thing. Sort of like spear tip.

Something like that, yeah. It's an arrowhead.

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#6 2012-02-04 14:06:37

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Trilby wrote:

He's on to us.  Our plan to infiltrate all computer and electronic equipment in the world and disable it so only those of us who have stocked up on sharp spears could talk over the world.  Damn, foiled again.

lol

I'll have to abandon Arch Linux then. I'd rather see peace for all xD

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#7 2012-02-04 14:07:31

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Gusar wrote:
x33a wrote:

It's an A.

LOL

xCrucialDudex wrote:

Is it? Can't get rid of strong association that it looks a lot like thin, metal, sharp, pointy thing. Sort of like spear tip.

Something like that, yeah. It's an arrowhead.

Do you happen to know what it signifies?

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#8 2012-02-04 14:10:45

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xCrucialDudex wrote:

Do you happen to know what it signifies?

An arrowhead. As used by archers.

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#9 2012-02-04 14:15:08

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Gusar wrote:
xCrucialDudex wrote:

Do you happen to know what it signifies?

An arrowhead. As used by archers.

OK, cool, so I'm trying to put this together... Arch Linux means Top Linux, like utmost, as in arch enemy, right? And an arrowhead, as used by archers. Does it represent dexterity of the distro, or something. I'm just trying to read the hidden meaning lol If there's any, that is...

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#10 2012-02-04 14:43:12

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#11 2012-02-04 16:27:44

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Re: Arch logo meaning

arch   a curve (noun) or to curve (verb). From the Latin arcus.  Two related English words are 'archer' and 'arc'.
        The bridge arched overhead.
arch-  archi-  arche-   first or foremost.  From the Greek arché or árchos, beginning or leader.
        architect, archenemy, archconservative

I think the logo and name play on the double entendre of those two definitions.  "The common computer technology abbreviation where 'arch' stands for architecture may also have come into play," he said archly.

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#12 2012-02-04 17:07:28

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Always thought of the Arrowhead to represent "on the cutting edge" or to "spear head" as in, the latest, first, etc.

Which would kinda explain the whole rolling release thing huh?

Still, as George Carlin said: Symbols are for symbol-minded people.

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#13 2012-02-04 18:32:52

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It looks like a nipple to me. hmm

Edit: Especially if you put two logo's together. But wide shouldered man... that's a good one also, didn't see that at first.

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#14 2012-02-04 18:35:41

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KingX wrote:

It looks like a nipple to me. hmm

Dude... I *really* don't wanna know what goes on in your mind... smile)

(yes, now that you've mention it, I can see where you've got nipple from, but still, dude...)

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#15 2012-02-04 18:39:12

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#16 2012-02-04 19:07:13

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I always thought the Arch-Logo is a symbolical phallus.
(Remember that daVinci Code book/movie?)

big_smile big_smile big_smile

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#17 2012-02-04 19:16:06

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Nipples and phalli?  Guess Freudian thought is alive and well despite the claims of many in the Field...


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#18 2012-02-04 19:59:17

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graysky wrote:

Nipples and phalli?  Guess Freudian thought is alive and well despite the claims of many in the Field...

Guess, humour is dead in this thread big_smile
When I read about the nipple, I had to think of that daVinci-Code-thingy, were they state, that every V-shape symbolizes a vagina and and every A-shape a phallus. D

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#19 2012-02-04 20:17:28

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#20 2012-02-04 20:30:44

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When did the Illuminati become satanic?
Or is it just the "you are no fundamentalist christ, so you are satanic"-satanic?

I'll stick with the phallus, cuz this works out: Arch is a mighty tool and while lots of people still think bigger is better, adepts know it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it.

*roflmao*

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#21 2012-02-04 21:50:10

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It's a logo of deep spiritual significance.

The A stands for coming first and being the best
The arrowhead stands for precision and bleeding edge
The arch signifies it's the gate to enlightenment
The cracks warn us that sometimes things may still go wrong
The silhouette of a couch potato reminds us that, individually, we may still be kinda lame.

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#22 2012-02-04 21:54:14

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Re: Arch logo meaning

Iranon wrote:

It's a logo of deep spiritual significance.

The A stands for coming first and being the best
The arrowhead stands for precision and bleeding edge
The arch signifies it's the gate to enlightenment
The cracks warn us that sometimes things may still go wrong
The silhouette of a couch potato reminds us that, individually, we may still be kinda lame.

You, sir, win the internets! cool

Seriously, that was an awesome post.

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#23 2012-02-04 23:25:46

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gateway_arch2.jpg + A-Caracas.png = arch-linux-logo.png

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#24 2012-02-04 23:28:55

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starfleet-logo.thumbnail.png

This could be like some mutant "image game thread"? big_smile

Edit: smaller picture.

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#25 2012-02-05 07:30:58

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Re: Arch logo meaning

Iranon wrote:

It's a logo of deep spiritual significance.

The A stands for coming first and being the best
The arrowhead stands for precision and bleeding edge
The arch signifies it's the gate to enlightenment
The cracks warn us that sometimes things may still go wrong
The silhouette of a couch potato reminds us that, individually, we may still be kinda lame.

Like!

Lol this thread turned to be quite amusing xD

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