On 10/27/06, Richmond,Ian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It crosses my mind that most of server names mentioned so far are like
> modern art, where x artist is responding to y school neither of whom
> have ever been seen by anyone outside NYC.  You have to be in the know
> for it to make sense.

Or, you know, the fact that you can come up with a theme as a
department, give yourselves a sense of identity and whatnot.

>   What about naming the server so that users would know what it did from
> the name?  We used to have a library web server named libweb, which I

Which users are we talking about?

> always liked, as it sort of made sense to people.  Now all our new ones
> are named after periodic elements.  Not being a chemistry major, I still
> have to think twice which one is radon and which strontium etc.

Are these names the arbitrary will of one person?