I have settled on a logo for Geekemeritus.com. It is the Nyansapo (pronounced: knee-in-say-bow), a West African symbol that seems to capture what we want to do here. It is also called the ‘wisdom knot’. In that culture it represents the following characteristics which are core to a modern geek. 1
- Broad knowledge
- The abilities to apply one’s knowledge and experience to practical situations
- The idea that a wise person has the capacity to choose the ideal path towards achieving a goal.
- Wisdom and intelligence
- Patience and humility
It will be added to the website identity over the next week or so, and will be modified somewhat. (I don’t like the current colors.)
- A similar symbol has a different meaning in Celtic culture.[↩]