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

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 12:45:02 2002

--- Sellam Ismail <> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Hans Franke wrote:
> > > How about calling it a Babbage?
> >
> > Well, I'd rather go for Zuse.
> 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.

While I happen to be less ignorant than most Americans (I already knew
how to say "Zuse"), in principle I agree. If you didn't know, there's
no way to know.

How about a button on "The Unit" calculator that speaks the value,
including the unit name on the end. SAM on the C-64 or the Amiga's
narrator.device could provide the audio - all that is required is
a way to digitize it on request and pipe it out.


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