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Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re:Uses of Panini

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  • Luca N Vascon
    ... Agree all the line, for Italians is a funny name, but now for me tha soft is Panini, and I d not like to see anything changing obout the name.
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 23, 2009
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      :-)
      Agree all the line, for Italians is a funny name, but now for me tha
      soft is Panini, and I'd not like to see anything changing obout the name.


      tksharpless ha scritto:
      >
      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, "Roger D. Williams"
      > <roger@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:23:27 +0900, Toni <list@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hi Roger,
      > > > the best use of Panini is to...eat them!
      > > > Panini in italian means "sandwiches" , well,
      > > > a sort of sandwich made with baguette bread...
      > > > Pannini (double n) instead is an 18th century italian painter known
      > > > for his panoramas.
      > > > Sorry to be a little pedant, but panini makes me really laugh ;-)
      > >
      > > When I started mentioning this new projection to my wife, and just
      > > before her eyes started to glaze over, as they usually when I go
      > > on about panoramas, she said "Isn't that a kind of sandwich?"
      > >
      > > "Oh no," I confidently replied. "It's an Italian painter..."
      > >
      > > So I knew the facts but got the spelling wrong. Is my face red!
      > >
      > > Roger W.
      > >
      > > --
      > > Work: www.adex-japan.com
      > >
      >
      > The projection and the program are both named after the painter and
      > professor of perspective Gian Paolo Pan(n)ini, whose name was spelled
      > both ways in his lifetime and appears as "Panini" almost as often as
      > "Pannini" in the art historical literature.
      >
      > The use of different spellings is a deliberate effort to 1)
      > distinguish the projection from the program and 2) give the program a
      > memorable name -- lots of people recognize "Panini" on account of the
      > delicious sandwiches (and, among European sports fans, a well known
      > line of football cards), and it also suggests a telescoping of
      > "panorama" and "houdini", implying magic with panoramas.
      >
      > Panini is a nice snappy name and I intend keep using it until sued by
      > some trademark holder -- there are actually several companies and
      > products named Panini, including at least one software package.
      >
      > Cheers, Tom
      >
      >
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