“The name?”, March 2009
December 2, 2009 17 Comments
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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:50:50
Subject: The name?
Why is it called "Roundcube"?
That is so silly and non-intuitive. As a matter of fact, it's very counter-intuitive.
A cube cannot be round. (It could be rounded, but not actually round.)
It is impossible to imagine such a fictional entity as well.
It is impossible to portray such a non existent thing, as is evidenced by the silly logo.
The logo portrays a cubic thing (not actually a cube there) that has either had a sphere stuffed into it, or a semi-sphere set upon it.
But it is definitely not a roundcube, whatever that is.
Why would you even need such a thing as a round cube? We have sphere's and circles to take care of that for us.
And even if you could conceive an object that would fill both a cube-shaped and sphere-shaped void at the same time, we wouldn't need that either, because we have silly putty, water, expanding spray foam, light and other neat things for that.
I really have problems saying, or even typing "Roundcube" because of the inherent retardedness of that "word".
As a result, it is also a challenge for me to use it as a mail client, which is sad, because other than the ill-conceived name it beats the other options hands down.
It's an excellent mail client, with a very unfortunate name. Hard to imagine someone having the resources to create the mail client, yet simultaneously capable of naming it "Roundcube".