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

js at cimmeri.com js at cimmeri.com
Fri Jan 30 16:43:44 CST 2015

On 1/30/2015 5:35 PM, Jules Richardson 
> 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.

pond (p1/4nd) n. A still body of water 
smaller than a lake, often of artificial 
origin. [Middle English ponde, from Old 
English pund-, enclosure.]

>> 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.

Maybe the first time it was...  :)

- J.

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