[Sugar-devel] Naming of XS host (was: Re: Local static page, final call for edits)
dr at jones.dk
Thu Apr 2 19:21:45 EDT 2009
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On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 06:08:09PM -0400, Caroline Meeks wrote:
>Schoolserver is a bit long. But it does seem descriptive to me. Am I
>missing something about the metaphorical level discussion? Its the
>server that lives at the school right?
>How about "Neighborhood Server" as its what powers your neighborhood
I like calling it just "school". I believe "school" is metaphorically
exactly what you describe as "neighborhood", Caroline: The nearby
location where learning experiences most often takes place.
To elaborate a bit: At first I thought "no, a school is an institution"
but that's my narrow use of the word which is broken, not the word
itself, I believe. As a kid I did not think of school as an
institution, that came later. Back then it was an integral part of my
life - the place I went to for education.
Just as activities technically are "applications" or "programs" but not
promoted as such, the "school" makes sense to not advertise as a
"server": From a user perspective it is really irrelevant if it is one
server or a cloud of services or an integral part of the internet.
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