I have no idea what a "compendious thunk" looks like. It it an ancient artifact? Is it a kitten? A robot? A cow? A vegetable? An alien? A bacteria? A bird? An abstract shape? A formatted C&T? I really have no idea, but I hope you can help me figure it out!
I _can_ tell you what a compendious thunk is:
com·pen·di·ous (adjective) containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way.
thunk (noun) an old computer term describing passing information and functionality from one place in a computer program to another.
So a compendious thunk is a quick programming knowledge bomb that rhymes with Thelonious Monk.
The primary medium for the logo will be web and mobile sites, not mobile apps - the logo should be simple, but it doesn't have to be app store simple.
Some other random thoughts...
In case it helps, I may use a slogan along the lines of "Patterns, practices, and whimsical looks into the future of programming." The idea of patterns actually come from an architecture book, The Timeless Way of Building (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…f_Building). To date, I have mostly written ebooks on upcoming technology and I will likely keep doing that in screencasts, which is where the futuristic part of the slogan comes from. So, an organic past impacting a tech future might be a theme to explore.
Other people doing similar things keep logos super simple as can be seen from this somewhat dated list: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some…developers