My next exhibition will apparently be titled "Relational (Im)Possibilities: 15 Years of Dilettantism." Ouch. Nailed me. How about yours?
(Thanks to Hugh Crawford and Rebecca Uchill)
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Dennis: "'Arbitrary Charm: Queers and Complacency.'
"I think I'd better get shooting; I don't have much for that. (Then again, who would know?)
"I like yours better, Mike. A few clicks, though, and you start to see a lot of redundancy.
"I had a similar idea—that of a Chinese restaurant name generator. Adjective Noun. Oriental Pearl. Emerald Panda. Green Dragon. Golden Wok.
On a semi-related note, have you ever seen advice that says to give your new company a two syllable name? Google it and you get plenty of hits, along with loads of examples like...Google. eBay. PayPal. Apple.
"Nikon. Canon. Pentax. Leica. Sony. Dig a little deeper. EOS. Bionz. Alpha. Expeed. Digic.
"Olympus struggles a little here. It doesn't roll off the tongue the same way. Panasonic has a worse time. Then you have 'micro four thirds.' Gosh, ask someone what camera they shoot and by the time they rattle off 'Panasonic Micro Four Thirds' you've lost interest! Konica-Minolta really never stood a chance.
"So that's why Nikon, Canon and Sony will continue to be the 'big three' and Oh Lim Pus and Pa Nuh Sah Nic will wonder why nobody is buying their 'micro four thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.' Panasonic made TVs back when they were big glass tubes in consoles and produced fuzzy black and white pictures, back when people had lots of free time and were willing to compare Panasonic to Sylvania to RCA to Magnavox. Heck, if you had time to get up and walk to the TV set to change the channel, what's an extra syllable or two? Panasonic made vacuum cleaners that competed with Electrolux. Not now. Vacuums are made by Dyson and Meile. TVs by Sharp (Aquos), Sony (Bravia—no wonder they're losing market share), Samsung and LG.
"Maybe Olympus and Panasonic should hire these guys at MIT to come up with a two-syllable company name generator for them. (He said, trying to get back on topic)."