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I have a big and non-organized archive of messages started from 198X ! Sometimes, I find very interesting messages. I decided to publish some of them. Today I post message about how PostgreSQL got elephant as the famous now logo and reply from Sergey Brin to my message about Google.

Letter 1.

From PostgreSQL history.

How elephant became the logo of PostgreSQL ? Here is old message:

Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL logo.

Author: yang( at )sjuphil( dot )sju( dot )edu
Date: 1997-04-03 20:36:33
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL logo.

Some other ideas:

derivative: a sword (derivative of the Dragon book cover -- Postgres as a tool)
illustrative: a bowl of Alphabet Soup, with letters spelling out POSTGRESQL
obscure: a revolver/hit man (Grosse Pt is an anagram of Postgres, and an
abbreviation of the title of the new John Cusack movie)

but if you want an animal-based logo, how about some sort of elephant?
After all, as the Agatha Christie title read, elephants can remember ...

David Yang
yang@sju.edu

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Letter 2.

Google starts as 7-bit search machine.

> > Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 23:37:49 -0800
> > From: 'Sergey Brin <sergey@ns.google.com>
> > To: Oleg Bartunov <oleg@sai.msu.su>
> > Cc: google@google.com
> > Subject: Re: Russian (8-bit) Search ?
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your compliments.
> > We always appreciate feedback.
> > We are currently working on internationalization and we intend to have it
> in
> > the next version.
> >
> > Privet,
> > --Sergey
> >
> > Sergey Brin
> > President,
> > Google.com
> >
> > > Hello Googler's !
> > >
> > > I'm very happy to find your site and join your service.
> > > I even found my 'moonlight' job ( Moscow Real Estate Agency )
> > > and was wonder if Google could search in Russian. Unfortunately it
> fails.
> > > Does this is a *feature* or bug of your search engine ?
> > > Will you plan to extend your indexing techique to 8-bit characters ?
> > > Web is intrinsically international !
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Oleg
> > >
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