eUROS 8WAS: Is holographic no longer vaporware? (was: Let's develop an open-source media archive standard))

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Fri Aug 13 13:55:59 2004

Am 13 Aug 2004 14:14 meinte Roger Merchberger:
> Rumor has it that Vintage Computer Festival may have mentioned these words:
> >On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > > On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Hans Franke wrote:
> > > > I'm already happy with what's available. As for myself I'm a
> > > > hugr fan of the hybrid idea, but in reality, modern Diesel
> > > > engines are at least at the same level of fuel efficency if
> > > > not ahead. Meredes is even working on a large Diesel hybrid,
> > > > but then again, I can't afford Mercedes prices :(
> > > You couldn't if you didn't blow all your money on old computers!
> >I mean, you *could*!
> >Didn't your mother ever make you save your pennies for the good stuff,
> >rather than buying all the bright shiny objects you saw? :)

> Doubtful -- I would think she would have taught him to save his Pfennigs
> instead.


Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt ist den Thaler nicht wert.
(He who doesn't honor the Pfennig isn't woth a Thaler - Thaler
is an old german currency, some 300 years ago ... in fact the
Dollar is taken from that:)

> What are they called now? "Hundredths of a Euro?" or do you just say "komma
> null eins euro?"

No, Cent. what a stupid name, I mean, it has no sound to it.

> Ah, I long for the good ol' days, when real coins had real names...

Yes, my suggestion was Franken and Pfennig, both are real
coin names, both are well known in all European languages
(Franken, Franc, Franks / Pfennig, Pennig, Penny...) and
even more, since these names are well known from the past,
the people would easy accept it. But no, Weigel, to my
shame a Bavarian (I think the beeing a politician removes
all common sense), had to come up with the stupis name

But then again, who cares, as long as I get nice computers
for this funny paper, I'm fine.

VCF Europa 6.0 am 30.April und 01.Mai 2005 in Muenchen
Received on Fri Aug 13 2004 - 13:55:59 BST

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