German tanks and OSX

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    But seriously, isn't it a bit...odd?:confused:
    Try and think of anything else, besides large cats, that has the same correlation.
    I can't find anything.
     
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    what are some other German tanks? Maybe they will be the names of coming versions of OS X :D
     
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    Mac OSX 10.6 Mouse? Hmmm, I am not sure...;)
     
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    That would be 'nothing'...
     
  8. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Um, Germans named their tanks after large cats. Apple named their OS'es after large cats. And you are now surprised that they have similar names?

    OK....
     
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    I am more surprised that the only two things I can think of that are named after large cats are OSX and german tanks.
    Considering the connotation of "german tanks" I am a bit surprised Apple chose to go that way.
    A bit like naming your kid Adolf, isnt it?
     
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    G4 Tank Ad there is your link.

    incase it dont worK (work blocks youtube- boo) just google "powermac G4 Tank ad"
     
  11. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Helicopters:

    Eurocopter Tiger
    Eurocopter Puma
    Eurocopter Cougar
    Eurocopter Super Puma

    Aircraft:

    F-9F Panther
    F-11 Tiger
    F-9 Cougar

    So naming things after large cats is verboten (pun intended) since Germans used (and continue to use, Leopard is a modern tank that has nothing to do with Nazi Germany) similar naming-scheme for their tanks?

    Um, no? And what's wrong with "Adolf"? There are plenty of people with name "Adolf".
     
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    Brilliant! Never seen it before.
    Could it be that someone at Apple has a serious tank fetish? :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, neither the Eurocopter nor the Aircrafts you mention has a one to one correspondence as far as I know.

    Companies are normally very sensitive about naming their products after something that might give "bad" associations.
    I am sure there are still children named Adolf today. However, I do think that most parents think twice about naming their son to Adolf, no matter how pretty they find the name.
    Just as you don't see the indian swastika much these days.
     
  14. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    I don't see how. Yes they used a tank in one ad. Yes they used similar naming-scheme as Germans use for tanks. No, that doesn't prove anything.

    Besides, Germans used and use other names than big cats. They also have and have had tanks and other vehicles with names like

    Maus
    Brummbär
    Nashorn
    Wespe
    Marder
    Elephant
     
  15. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    But they still share a theme surrounding their names, as did the tanks and OS X-releases. It's not uncommon to have a theme when it comes to naming products.

    Maybe we should just rename all those big cats because their names have been tainted by the nazis :rolleyes:. I suggest that the new name of "tiger" could be "gyl". Watch out for man-eating gyls!

    Or maybe not. Hell, there are still plenty of children being baptized Heinrich, even though we had Himmler. Albert, even though we had Speer. Joseph even though we had Mengele and Stalin, Hermann, even though we had Göring, Benito, even though we had Mussolini.... Why should Adolf be one bit different?

    Serously: I don't understand why you try to see a connection between two things, when in reality there is no connection. Yes, they both selected a similar theme for naming their "products", but that does not imply connection between the two. It's not like big cats are unusual or something.
     
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    Prove?
    I wasn't trying to prove anything, so please calm down.
    It was just a funny observation, that is all. I fear you take this far too serious.
    You must admit that Apples naming-scheme resembles that of german tank manufacturers, right?
    I thought that was funny, but apparently you didn't.
    No big deal, life goes on. :)
     
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    What's even more surprising is that Apple has been naming their major OS upgrades after large cats. I thought Steve was just a war buff! :eek:
     
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    That's a bit odd...
    Why associate German tanks nowadays with some figure from the past.

    I think Apple could care less if German tanks have similar names. Like Apple could care less that BMW used to make Luftwaffe aircraft engines in WW II but now have the iPod deal... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nothing wrong with German tanks per se. Many of the German military machines featured fantastic designs.
     
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    I've given this thread 5 stars for originality. :)
     
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    I actually find this thread to be quite educational; the only German tanks I knew of were the Panther and the Tiger. :)
     

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