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

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Fri Aug 13 15:03:40 2004

Am 13 Aug 2004 15:35 meinte Roger Merchberger:
> Rumor has it that Hans Franke may have mentioned these words:
> >Am 13 Aug 2004 14:14 meinte Roger Merchberger:
> >[snip]
> >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:)

> I know what a Thaler is (but I don't have one... drat!) -- but my choice
> would probably been Guilder. I don't know why, I've always liked the name
> Guilder. I do have a few of those.

Jo, even Guldern/Guilder would have been better.
> >No, Cent. what a stupid name, I mean, it has no sound to it.

> Yea... uh... gee, thanks! That's what we call *our* decimal coinage...
> (although, even if it says "one cent" on our penny, most people call them
> pennies to this day.)

After all, it'S not a name, it just says 1/100th. And there'
not much more stupid to me, than takeing a name from which was
already just made up.

VCF Europa 6.0 am 30.April und 01.Mai 2005 in Muenchen
Received on Fri Aug 13 2004 - 15:03:40 BST

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