Jim Huang (tyhuang@OCF.Berkeley.EDU)
Wed, 12 May 1999 18:52:22 -0700


On 12 May 99, at 15:43, Mark Simmons wrote:

> Probe writes,
>
> > Haaaugh! And you thought _I_ was off the deep end! Let's hope he shows
> >some restraint in T-A, eh? On the other hand, this may have just been a
> >sly joke on Tomino's part... after all, the moustache is a two-piece
> >thingy, not sure how it could be used as a one-piece boomer unless the
> >mouth comes off too!
>
> Well, when you factor in the mouth part, what you have is essentially the
> classic V-fin-with-red-centerpiece. I guess Mead just grabbed the antenna
> section and swapped it in for the muzzle.

Didn't he said exactly that in May issue of Newtype? About moving
it down.
 
> Incidentally, the June NewType has an interview with Mead where they quiz
> him on his design decisions. He does have reasons for some of 'em...
>
> > Seriously, we're looking at a golden age of robotics here. Already our
> >air-force is seriously stating that the F-22 and A-12 will be the _last_
> >manned fighters ever produced in the USA. One of our missile teams here is
> >working on the next generation GLCM with a range of over 6000 miles, able
> >to enforce American will and doctrine anywhere in the world! It will be a
> >golden age of Hegemony, and all we need is the technology to replace the
> >infantryman with the Honda P-series robots.
>
> ...and spin doctors to explain away understandable glitches like
> misprogrammed robot soldiers blowing up the wrong buildings. ;-)

Or mistaken its creator's grand daughter as the target, almost killed
her if not for a photographer? ^_^

Jim Huang
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