[rfk-dev] Remove NKI: Roger Avery, persona un famoso de los Estados Unidos.

Nathanial Hendler nathanhendler at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 18:54:41 PDT 2012

I like it.  I think it reads well.  I vote to keep it as is, but I think it
could also work without any name at all.

I also agree with idea that "boring" NKI are good too.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Peter A. H. Peterson <pedro at tastytronic.net
> wrote:

> Quoting Tim Allen:
> > On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 09:03:06AM -0700, Peter A. H. Peterson wrote:
> > > Remove:
> > > Roger Avery, persona un famoso de los Estados Unidos.
> > >
> > > Rationale:
> > > Obscure private in-joke that I added and no longer think is funny or
> > > interesting.
> >
> > Not being American, there's a *lot* of NKIs I don't really "get". When
> > I find one I get a little bit disappointed because I was hoping for
> > a small nugget of zen and instead I get nothing: I don't see the
> > contradiction or association between the name and whatever action or
> > item is depicted.
> Just as an interjection, I don't think that every NKI needs to be
> clever -- that is a theme in and of itself, so I think that "boring"
> NKI are good too, within reason.
> Your explanation about your reaction to it is interesting; you may be
> interested to know that the Roger Avery of that NKI is actually *not*
> the famous one, who I only discovered later. The Roger Avery in
> question isn't actually a real person, it's sort of a friend's
> imaginary friend, or something.
> > I agree that the NKI as-is should probably go, but whether it's removed
> > entirely or just has the name changed to something suitably nondescript,
> > I don't mind.
> I'll probably just yank it since it reads like a vanity NKI (which it
> was, in a way). But if people want to keep it and/or change the name,
> they should speak up.
> --
> Peter A. H. Peterson
> Graduate Student Researcher
> Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research
> University of California, Los Angeles
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