Origin of 'Straight 8' name
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 15:00:15 CST 2018
> 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.
Some points to ponder:
The term Straight-9 is basically never heard when referring to the
PDP-9 and not a PDP-9/L.
The term "Winchester disk" is another example of name coined after
another deeply embedded cultural term having nothing to do with
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