RE: [gundam] Turn-A & UC


Roderick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 12:59:29 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chien Ting Chin [mailto:chinc@sten.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 11:54 AM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Turn-A & UC
>
>
> On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Justin Palmer wrote:
> > And someone else thought that not nearly that many people
> > worked on the pyramids...
> > ...and so on...
> > ...and so on...
>
> and so on and so on...
>
> Forget the pyramids for crissake. If you go to NASA and ask
> them if they
> can pull out all the blueprints, software, fuel formulations
> etc for the
> moonshot (remember the Apollo?), guess what? They can't! They stored
> their data on disks (maybe 8" diskettes?) and tapes. It
> seems that they
> misplaced some of them and a lot of them aren't readable
> anymore, or they
> can't find the computers with the right reading devices anymore. Of
> course they have warehouses full of paper copies, but DOH! they are on
> acid-bleached paper.
>
> That's only 29.5 years ago. Another decade or two, we will
> have kids on
> the GML mumbling about mysterious technologies that help the
> "ancients"
> put men in space.
>

Or we can just re-invent the technology all over again.
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