June 8, 2000
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I don't care if it's the greatest operating system in the world.. It's still got a stupid name:
Doesn't Bell Labs' Plan 9 OS remind you of Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space?
Watching my Geek Rating drop to minus-23...
posted by wendell (5 comments total)
Isn't it supposed to remind you of that movie? I propoese the next greatest operating system in the world be named after Russ Meyer films - Barbarellix anyone?
posted by Foaf at 6:17 PM on June 8, 2000

posted by m.polo at 7:32 PM on June 8, 2000

Russ Meyer didn't do Barbarella, it was Roger Vadim. Instead how about BeYond TVOD 2.0 Here's the IMDB on Russ Meyer.The bio says he was the son of a policeman and a nurse...
posted by chaz at 11:37 PM on June 8, 2000

It was named in honor of the movie -- Bell Labs loves to pick weird names for its projects (see also Inferno and Limbo). See the FAQ.

posted by rcade at 4:01 AM on June 9, 2000

Perhaps it's only stupid to you. I think it's a rather cool name. With a bunny mascot. Cool.
posted by camworld at 7:49 AM on June 9, 2000

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