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

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri Aug 13 14:11:59 2004

>> 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.

I agree. Totally centsless. No, that's not quite right....

>> 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...)

"All European languages"? Danish? Finnish? Polish? Slovenian?

English, for that matter? There isn't much of anything left as far as
I can see related to "frank" as a coin name, at least not in the North
American dialect.

> (I think the beeing a politician removes all common sense),

I think it's more the other way around: one does not become a
politician unless one is already rather lacking.

> had to come up with the stupis name Euro.

Like the currency itself, I suspect it's largely a political

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

There _is_ that. :-)

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