[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: digitial/non-digital debate



-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

On Sat, 14 Oct 2000 13:09:24 +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

>You're mistaking old with obselete. Rocket boosters may be old,
>but they are not obselete. (I'll have to take your word for it that
>they're old, because I don't know anything about them.) SSB/CW/etc
>are obselete in most applications, not just old.


Main Entry: 1obsolete
                 Pronunciation: "b-s&-'lEt, 'b-s&-"
                 Function: adjective
                 Etymology: Latin obsoletus, from past participle of
                 obsolescere to grow old, become disused, perhaps from
                 ob- toward + solEre to be accustomed
                 Date: 1579
                 1 a : no longer in use or no longer useful b : of a
kind or
                 style no longer current : OLD-FASHIONED


Obsolescence is relative.  I have some 'obsolete' IBM servers running
APRS just dandy under Linux.  It's not obsolete if it serves a useful
purpose.  Most of my HF equipment is considered 'obsolete', but funny,
I can still talk to people on it...

- -- 
Jim Shorney      -->.<--Put complaints in this box
jshorney@inebraska.com
nu0c@amsat.org
Ham Radio NU0C
Lincoln, NE, USA
EN10KA
http://incolor.inetnebr.com/jshorney/


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: 2.6.2

iQCVAwUBOefzcUCBN4ScxcExAQFuzwP/fqkgPRar9LYXDrcW4sfUdydJXSsESnlj
hMDvhP9ztRmh5WiMRVIRbK9Z3xk6/E7z0Sf5lC9h0iK8AxpTm/ATqHHU7ptStTiF
vwC/WthmE02P4WIcwUUhaHGe1vXRoVvrF4inGkWDokyoaRab/vUCS3sa+kODj6Hj
4Y9gf1gzxMQ-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home