The Coda Logo
The Coda logo was
a cartoon contrasting AFS and Coda. The cartoon was
drawn by a Japanese artist, Gaich Muramatsu and appeared
in the magazine "Nikkei Electronics".
The left half of the cartoon shows unhappy
AFS users dealing with a broken network connection
to the servers. The figure on the right shows
happy Coda users in similar circumstances, thanks to
Coda's support for disconnected operation. The distinctive
tilt and square shape are characteristic of
all Carnegie Mellon logos.
This cartoon is one of many created by Gaich Muramatsu
for the September 3 1990 issue of Nikkei Electronics. The cartoons accompanied
a translation of the article "Scalable, Secure, and Highly
Available Distributed File Access" by M. Satyanarayanan.
The original article appeared in IEEE Computer in May 1990.
Even if you don't understand a word of Japanese, you can confirm that
the translators got the main ideas right by looking at the cartoons.
A unique example of an end-to-end check!
The copyright to these cartoons is held by the artist, Gaich Muramatsu.
Use of these cartoons or derivatives for commercial purposes without
explicit permission of the artist is a violation of copyright. Carnegie
Mellon University has received permission from the artist to reproduce
these cartoons for non-commercial purposes.