Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 12:09:27 -0500
From: Alan Williams vanyel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RHF.BRADLEY.EDU
(A friend and coworker of mine sent this little bit to me.)
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 00:44:08 -0700
From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
I know I'm slow sometimes, but it just filtered through that for a while
now, folks have been saying "warp" speed rather than "light" speed to
indicate excessive rapidity. When did this start? Can it all be laid at
the feet of Star Trek?
Yes, actually, it is because of _Star Trek_. Before ST came along,
anyone who read science fiction might have said "supersonic" or
"hyperlight" speed when talking about moving fast (true science
fiction geeks would say "hyperlight" or something like that :-), but
the popularity of ST made "warp speed" a household term.
____ Alan Williams \ `Chivalry is dead,' Rowena thought mor-
\ / vanyel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]rhf.bradley.edu.edu \ osely. `It's been replaced by total
\/ awilliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]heartland.bradley.edu\ idiocy.' --Mercedes Lackey & Elisabeth
\ Waters, "A Dragon in Distress"