Just call them Loons or Lunatics. Lab Loonies... something like that... ties in with branding very well. Maybe have a contest to come up with the best name. Also, if you're going to reply, offer your own idea of an alternate name instead of "i agree" or "i disagree".
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:48 AM, David Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx>
I suppose I'll weigh in on the name change. Not that this is a poll, of course.
And I don't see much in the way of positive connotation--never mind
Looney Labs brand and vibe--in "Lad Assistant." I encourage additional
consideration and brainstorming at HQ. Lab Assistant is, frankly,
David, I often disagree with your posts, but not this time. No, I agree through and through with everything you wrote here.
"Lab Assistant", I'm sorry to say, is FAIL. It's bland. It's unmemorable. It has none of the Looney Labs edginess, interest, or joie de vivre that "Mad Lab Rabbit" did. Of course, the nature of the program matters more than the name, but surely a better name can be found...
And the connotations, such as they are, are wrong. If I met someone who said he or she was a "Looney Labs Lab Assistant", without knowing what that title meant, I'd expect it to mean that that person was a LL employee -- perhaps tech staff or something. I don't think it works for the name of the demo team.
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