Vax 785 and microcars

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Sun May 24 07:12:50 1998

Huw Davies wrote:
> At 11:07 PM 22-05-98 -0400, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:
> >Yeah, but you Brits have got _weird_ concepts in transportation.
> >The Morris Minor for instance never should have been licensed as
> >an automobile -- a four-wheeled powered bicycle on its best day.
> Hey, this is getting personal :-) The world seems a different place behind
> the wheel of my 1948 Minor Low Light. I'll admit it's not powerful, but
> that's not the point!
> To add a little (very small) bit of historical computing content, I always
> try to think of the way the world was when "Bertie" (the car) was built.
> It's hard to think of an effectively no-computer world. I often wonder what
> I'd have done for a living if I'd been born 50 years earlier...

Not something I tend to dwell upon, since after I was born in 1955 I
spent almost a month in an an incubator -- if I'd been born even ten
years earlier my chance of living long enough to be circumcised
would have been slim. (Rh factor incompatibility).
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Sun May 24 1998 - 07:12:50 BST

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