The definition of On Topic

From: Computer Collector Newsletter <>
Date: Mon Jan 31 11:37:28 2005

The one I want is the Elise, but I can't afford that, so I'm sticking with the
Miata (it holds very little, why else do you think I collect
PDAs/handhelds?)... anyway I've got a GPS antenna hooked up to my PocketPC.. so
you could say my car is Windows powered... man that is a scary concept. (We
all know the story of how Bill Gates supposedly said the auto industry should
be more like the computer industry, in terms of much lower costs and stuff; and
how some car exec replied with something like "yes but the cars would crash
twice a day and ask 'are you sure' before the airbag goes off...)

--- Lawrence Wilkinson <> wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 23:35, Computer Collector Newsletter wrote:
> > Yeah, if I recall, last time we had this thread someone brought up Forth
> being
> > used in a Lotus.
> >
> > Ummm, that's Lotus the British sports car company, not Lotus the software
> > company!
> Hmmm, maybe that was me. In the mid '90s I worked for the company which
> made the dashboard for the Elise, and it is indeed based on a 68HC11
> running Forth. The company is 'Stack' ( - now
> you see where the name comes from. See
> <>
> for what the innards look like - there are two stepper motors for the dials.
> --
> Lawrence Wilkinson
> Ph +44(0)1869-811059

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