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Monday, 18 November 2013

ZOMDir's logo

I always state that ZOMDir's logo is a salamander, which is based on Escher's reptiles. Recently I discovered that a Gecko is a reptile and a Salamander is an amphibian. I think I need to update my biology knowledge ;-)

I also discovered that Gecko is a layout engine used by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozzilla Corporation. That is funny because the Open Directory Project (dmoz.org) was originally named: Directory MOZilla.

ZOMDir is named ZOMDir because I wanted to re-invent DMOZ, reverse the bold letters and you have ZOMDir. Despite that it is pure coincidence that the salamander is used as logo for ZOMDir.

ZOMDir's salamander
Netscape's Gecko logo

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