Short review of $550 power cord plus a new SWTPC 6800
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 22 16:06:59 CDT 2005
> Very akin to those cheap import "21 jewel" watches, where most of the
> jewels are simply glued on somewhere on the movement. It isn't a lie, but
> it's a bit of a whopper.
I read somewhere that when the originator of jewels for bearings in
watches tried to apply for a patent (or some other legal protection) for
his idea, an old (then) watch was exhibited which had a jewel in the
middle of the balance cock in appearently just the right postion, and
thus the patent was not granted.
Only later (?) was it 'discovered' that this jewel was purely for decoration.
And weren't there '12 transistor' radios in the 1960's where half of the
transistors had all 3 leads connected to the ground rail (and therefore
they did nothing other than enable that statement to be printed on the case).
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