The Unit (was: One-upsmanship (was: Secret Mac))

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 04:25:48 2002

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Hans Franke wrote:

> > How about calling it a Babbage?
> Well, I'd rather go for Zuse. Not only because he is
> German(*), but rather because there is still no basic
> or derivated SI unit starting with Z, so Z would give
> a prety good symbol. There is already the Bq (Bequerel),
> so Babbage wouldn't be so nicht - the same is true for
> Calcula (C -> Celsius) and Ambit (A -> Ampere).

Yes, of course, Zuse, since Germans are the greatest! I was going to
suggest Zuse but then I relaized how much of a big head that would give
you, and you already have trouble balancing what you have on your
shoulders as it is :)

Zuse would be a good unit of measure, but nobody in America knows how to
pronounce it properly, so it would only serve to further demonstrate how
ignorant most of us are.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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