Saturday, October 22, 2005

A little dip into Tinfinger

For those of you wondering about Tinfinger, it consists of the same team behind FanFooty, namely myself and Tai Tran. It is a human search engine. Make of that what you will. Our logo is instructive, at least.

The little robot's name is Ned. He, and the rest of the logo, is the product of the fevered mind of PenguinX, a backwoods hillbilly who owns his own print shop and will some day make his own Intarweb millions due solely to the force of his considerable charisma. Px drew Ned with no knowledge of the works of Sidney Nolan, but I couldn't help but see the analogies, and Ned Kelly's persona is somewhat fitting for Tinfinger's aims.

Why call it Tinfinger? The name comes from the Vietnamese word for news - "tin" - combined with the English word finger, which among other meanings was used as a Unix command to find out information about a person. Of course, tin also has other meanings, especially when used as a prefix to denote falseness or luckiness. But I've said too much already.

Is it Web 2.0, you ask sniggeringly? As Francis Urquart was wont to say in House of Cards: "You might well think that, Mattie. I couldn't possibly comment."


Blogger redbarren said...

like the origin of the name, now where can i get some of that vietnamese stuff from the commission flats...

good luck...

7:32 pm, October 22, 2005  
Blogger Paul Montgomery said...

And good luck with your startup, whatever it is!

8:34 pm, October 22, 2005  

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