Origin of 'Straight 8' name

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Dec 21 14:19:16 CST 2018

On 12/21/18 11:32 AM, allison via cctech wrote:

> And the automotive reference was not it.  It was the straight as in not
> later lettered
> versions.  Best similar use is:  Whiskey straight, water on the side.

Could be--but I was pointed out that "straight eight" was an automotive
term familiar to the laity that pre-dated DEC by a goodly number of
years.  We live in a world dominated by automobile marketing.

I suspect the same common connection to "turbo", popularized by the auto

On the other hand, I've never seen a computer advertised with  a
"Turbo-Hydra-Matic" or "Dynaflow" feature.


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