OT Re: Pair of HP 1000 E-Series minicomputers on eBay

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 16:35:08 CST 2015

On 01/30/2015 11:23 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
> It's not a pond.. it's an ocean.  Why do some people insist on calling it a
> pond?

I'm not sure that the definition of a pond includes some form of boundary - 
so if you zoom out far enough, it is a pond, albeit a very big one.

> And "whilst" I'm at it, why do some insist on using "blinkenlights" in re
> CPU front panels instead of correct English -- blinking lights?

Because it's mildly amusing.


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