Friday, July 08, 2005

Trexy the Trailblazing Goat

Trexy is our trailblazing mascot. Apart from an adventurous spirit Trexy has lots of other personal qualities. We needed an animal that makes and follows trails. So why did we choose a goat? Turns out I spent too much time following a goat trail at university so it really had to be a goat. The only thing left to do was to give this trailblazing goat a name. It's at this point we wanted to pay homage to the main source of inspiration behind Trexy, a 1945 paper written by Vannevar Bush and his wild idea of a device that acts as an intimate supplement to individual and collective memory - a way of recording trails of association - the Memex.

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