Sun, 22 Aug 1999 23:10:09 EDT

In a message dated 8/22/1999 7:59:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Z@Gundam.Com

> Again, a GM is, by definition, a mass-production Gundam -- standardized and
> economized, without the bells and whistles and "everything but the kitchen
> sink" extras of the "prototype" Gundam. Remember, the Japanese have a
> different notion as to what constitutes a prototype. In America, it's a
> proof of concept with a minimum of features, a test model that embodies
> only those elements that make it a new design. In Japan, it's a best of
> breed with a maximum of features, an archetype that embodies everything the
> design can support.

I didn't know that.


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