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What’s in a name? (hint: a lot)

Posted By Ryan Roschke On Mar 12, 2012 @ 1:51 pm In Sci/Tech | Comments Disabled

5640108420_b9a4d89915Calling all expert namers (this means you, Adam and Eve [1])! As you may or may not know, the CalMail system proved to be a huge failure [2] last semester, leaving the entire Berkeley community scrambling for a solution. Luckily, the almighty and all-powerful Google has stepped in to take the reigns, and now an entirely new and improved mail (and calendar) system looms on the horizon.

Who cares if it works though, the IT Productivity Suite Team [3] is more concerned about having a really clever and inventive name to compete with the respective (and witty) UC Davis [4] and UC Santa Cruz [5] “AggieMail” and “Slugmail” systems. And so, the team has enlisted the help of the creative minds at UC Berkeley with a friendly naming competition. Think you have what it takes? Submissions for both the new mail and calendar systems will be accepted until Friday (March 19). The competition is only open to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff, and there’s only one submission allowed per individual.

First prize for both categories is a $250 Amazon Gift Card, and all entrants will be automatically placed in a random drawing for two chances to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. What’re you waiting for? Get at it.

We here at The Daily Clog are ready to get the ball rolling. We’ve already thought of some great (or maybe some not so great) ideas to help ignite your creative loins.

For the new calendar:

- Oskchedule

- CalGoldenShowersHours (that was gross, sorry)

- TheDailyCal…endar (harharhar)

For the new mail system:

- BearMailssentials

- YouveGotCal (Meg Ryan [6] would be so proud)

- CampaMAILe (this is getting desperate)

Think you got something better? Go ahead. Make our day.

Image source: halilgokdal [7] under Creative Commons

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URLs in this post:

[1] Adam and Eve: http://www.answersingenesis.org/assets/images/articles/nab/adam-naming.jpg

[2] huge failure: http://clog.dailycal.org/2012/01/20/the-internet-hates-uc-berkeley/

[3] IT Productivity Suite Team: http://technology.berkeley.edu/productivity-suite/index.html

[4] UC Davis: http://www.ucdavis.edu/

[5] UC Santa Cruz: http://its.ucsc.edu/news/its-news/google-student-update.html

[6] Meg Ryan: http://mintlime.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/youve-got-mail.jpg

[7] halilgokdal: http://www.flickr.com/photos/halilgokdal/5640108420/sizes/m/in/photostream/

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