Scott Hanselman

Computer Zen - Meaning

March 23, 2005 Comment on this post [2] Posted in Musings
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A chinese fellow asked recently about my Blog's Logo. When I say 善/Zen" I mean Nice, Good, Postive. Arguably I could have used 禪/Zen to mean Buddist-like Enlightenment, but I like that 善 is pronounced (more or less) like "Zen."

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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March 23, 2005 3:44
Hm, I was also wondering if you made a mistake or you chose the character intentionally.
March 25, 2005 8:04
Well, if you intentionally use this Chinese character, sure it is a 100% positive word, you should pronounce it as "Shan" like 90% of Chinese. :) I am glad to see an English native people admiring our culture and picked up the very right word.

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