Computer Science Canada

Carl Sagan

Author:  Catalyst [ Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:02 pm ]
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I liked this story:

Sagan was known to have a bit of an ego. In 1994, Apple Computer began developing the Power Macintosh 7100. They chose the internal code name "Sagan", in honor of the astronomer. Though the project name was strictly internal and never used in public marketing, when Sagan learned of this internal usage, he sued Apple Computer to use a different project name. Though Sagan lost the suit, Apple engineers complied with his demands anyway, renaming the project "Butthead Astronomer". Sagan sued Apple for libel over the new name, claiming that it subjected him to contempt and ridicule. Sagan lost this lawsuit as well.

Author:  jonos [ Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:27 pm ]
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showed how smart those people are that we send into space Razz . kind of idiotic...

Author:  Dauntless [ Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:44 pm ]
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lol Jonos, I love how you try to comment on current events and stuff like this, for example.

Catalyst said that Sagan was an astronomer, not an astronaut; he wasn't sent into space.

Author:  jonos [ Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:48 pm ]
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yeah thanks, now we have all concluded that im an idiot and that i don't have a firm grasp on what i read, thankyou

Author:  Dauntless [ Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:49 pm ]
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Now we can all look back (2 posts back) and laugh.

Author:  jonos [ Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:13 pm ]
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i can always change it if the heat gets bad, go rap something, bitch. bring it, ill kick your ass any day. bring it bring it, rap that biatch. uh uh uhuh.

spam spam spam spam..... masturbate spam spam spam dog sex spam spam spam evil ninja donkey humpers spam spam spam. i just defaced your thread catalyst.

PS: i like little boys. i relly hope they arrest micheal jackson cuz right now he's my biggest competition. Razz

Author:  Catalyst [ Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:29 am ]
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oh well Laughing

Author:  naoki [ Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:52 pm ]
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catalyst's topic has now been Shoting dead

anyways, i think it would've been cool to have a development project named after me, especially if i was some two-bit astronomer who probably couldn't get famous any other way. besides, the apple people must've appreciated his work to honor him like that.

sagan = Laughing

Author:  Amailer [ Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:14 pm ]
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obviously it's not sure... if it was... they would have easily have gotten sued.. :S

Author:  Catalyst [ Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:21 pm ]
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sagan was already a famous astronomer