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Old 02-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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How CALIBRE got its name...

Converter And LIBRary for Ebooks
Other factors making the name appropriate:
Kovid is a grad student at CALtech. That is where CALIBRE was conceived.
Kovid's Zodiac sign is LIBRa.
Calibre means degree or grade of excellence and CALIBRE is a high calibre product ;-)
Its a short word with a nice zing to it.
I had recently watched a west wing episode where Bartlet used a gun metaphor in commenting on Richies book.
And i nagged Kovid till he agreed to the name ;-)
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hello better Goyal half! Welcome to MobileRead and thanks for sharing the story behind the "Calibre" name.

Hope you'll be hanging around!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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Krittika Goyal welcome to MobileRead! Officially, that is.......I know you've probably read every post here.....
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #4
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Well, indeed--thanks for clearing that up! I have a confession to make: I sometimes find it annoying when people call it caliber instead of calibre, though strictly speaking the two are interchangeable in definition.

Welcome to MR, Krittika!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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Hello Krittika Goyal and thank you for the back story on calibre. I wondered about it and came up with ...... CAlifornia (where you are) and working with the ebook LIBRary The complete story is MUCH better.

Hope to see more of your posts around here
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #6
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:10 AM   #7
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:14 AM   #8
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Thank you all. Wow this makes me feel like I am married to a celebrity.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for letting us know the story behind our favorite ebook library program! And thanks for sharing Kovid with us - We know that he spends many hours helping us unravel our little oops and fulfilling "can you make it do that". We appreciate it.

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:21 AM   #10
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Thank you all. Wow this makes me feel like I am married to a celebrity.
Of course! Didn't you know that already?
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:27 AM   #11
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Of course! Didn't you know that already?
I did, but this was the first time I experienced it...
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #12
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Not just a celebrity..........a well loved celebrity!
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Thank you all. Wow this makes me feel like I am married to a celebrity.
So much of a celebrity around here that when I noticed that another Goyal signed up as a new MR member, I saved the screenshot of the "Welcome our newest member screen" for posterity, guessing you were related to Kovid. (Also secretly hoping it would make me rich someday.)

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Thank you all. Wow this makes me feel like I am married to a celebrity.
Kovid isn't a celebrity? Well, now I feel like I've been scammed! I only use programs made by celebrities. *sigh* Back to the drawing board.
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