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Old 06-19-2006, 05:03 PM   #31
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Elyse:

actually, it's the name of the company

I now Quark is the name of the company, but I'd expect 'Quark' to be the name of a creamery in Idaho. I know too that the company's main product is called QuarkXPress, which sounds even more like a dairy product (we have, or had, a very large dairy company called Express Dairies).

Mind you, 'Adobe' isn't much of a name for a company either.

   
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:27 PM   #32
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Mind you, 'Adobe' isn't much of a name for a company either.
Tis odd. I've often wondered why that was chosen. Never heard the story, but there surely must be one.

   
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:50 PM   #33
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Mind you, 'Adobe' isn't much of a name for a company either.
Actually, I always liked it! It suggests a "start from basics" approach, as well as a host of other connotations, all postive (for me, anyway).

Then again, that "start from basics" no longer seems to apply.

   
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The stuff we get round here tastes (I imagine) and looks like Polyfilla! But that is only from the supermarket.
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I see that connotation with Adobe too. My problem with the name is that I always seem to type it Abode.
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I always seem to type it Abode

Well there is that aspect: perhaps the company name suggested 'Abide with me' (subliminally).

   
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