Our writer Green Man is fretting about deep sea fish that float to the surface. We almost never see these creatures, except when they’re dying. Fish are like that. Sigmund Freud said that fish are symbols of male sexuality, perhaps because of the myth of Osiris getting cut into pieces, with one of those pieces lost forever in the River Nile, eaten by a fish.
So, when we’re talking about fish, we aren’t necessarily talking about fish. This observation is confirmed by a number of web sites named as fish that don’t seem to have anything to do with fish, really.
There’s Goddess Fish, a service that offers to complete small tasks of online promotion, such as the creation of banner graphics and “virtual book tours” (are the tours virtual, or is it the books?).
Daughter Fish is about threads and fabrics, and does not appear to breathe underwater.
King Fish Media is the leading provider of “content based marketing”, as opposed to marketing programs that have no content at all, or incontinence marketing.
Imperator Fish is covers New Zealand politics, without a snorkel.
Fishsticks offers neither fish, nor sticks, but sewing tips from Bonnie.
A Man To Fish covers meaning, purpose, and profit for creative professionals, because if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he spends all his time fishing, and tells his friends that he’s become a “creative professional”.
Accidental Fish is a one-man company that produces “mobile and web applications that are easy to use”. Accidental Fish is the arch-nemesis of Purposeful Fish, a company that specializes in immobile applications that are nearly impossible to use. If these two companies were ever to touch, they would both explode.
Then there’s Fish 2.0. “fish 2.0 is now released! fish is a fully-equipped command line shell (like bash or zsh) that is smart and user-friendly. fish supports powerful features like syntax highlighting, autosuggestions, and tab completions that just work, with nothing to learn or configure.” I have no idea what that means. I think I need a babel fish to translate this language. Does Fish 2.0 automatically remove uppercase letters from the beginning of sentences?