[Pipet Devel] summary for web page and announcements

Jarl van Katwijk jarl at casema.net
Tue Apr 25 07:33:30 EDT 2000

>     Well, before we start announcing we should probably actually
> decide on a final name for the program...

Good thinking.

> Hedgehog
> Why? What the heck are you talking about, Brad?


>     Well, the hedgehog family of proteins are a really important set
> of molecules for controlling development in flies and mammalian
> systems. They are signal transduction proteins that pass
> developmental information from cell to cell and are responsible for
> proper formation of patterning in developing embryos (so they help
> detemine what if your back and front and right and left sides).
>     So I thought this was analagous to vsh/loci/gms/overflow in the
> following way:
> Biology                           Our program
> --------                          ----------
> cell-cell communication   => program-to-program communication
> proper embryo development => proper workflow development
> So Hedgehog is a protein that coordinates cells to develop in a good
> way, and vsh is a program that coordinates programs and libraries to
> flow together in a good way.
>     Whadda you all think? The added advantages are that it has a easy
> acronym (hh) and that we can put pictures of hedgehogs on our site
> without people taking us away to the mental hospital :-)

At last!
Hedgehog sounds ok, but aint there some other project around that's
using this name?


byob, v:
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