Help Sherlock Come Up With a New Name

Wednesday April 11th, 2001

David Boswell writes:
"The Sherlock project needs a new name. To avoid any possible trademark issues with other uses of the Sherlock name, the search engine project on mozdev is looking for help on picking on new project name. Come over and vote in our survey to help pick which name you think is best."

Update! David writes:
"We've taken feedback from the first poll and have used those suggestions to create a new one. Come vote one more time to help Sherlock pick a new name for their project."

#45 Mycroft also a Heinlein character

by sab39

Wednesday April 18th, 2001 1:23 PM

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In Robert A Heinlein's classic "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", Mycroft (known as Mike) is the name of the computer that mysteriously becomes self-aware. Named for Holmes' brother. Can read thousands of books in a morning and is very good at analyzing and extracting information. Mycroft sounds appropriate to me.

If not Mycroft, perhaps Adam Selene... (you have to have read the book to get that though)