Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 17:23:28 -0700 From: Sylvia Swift Subject: Re: speed i can't point to a print source for this, but i did see tv report (_dateline_ segment? _c/net_?) in which it was stated that ibm purposely chose the "warp" part of its new product name "os/2 warp" (sorry, technoheads, if i got the punctuation wrong) as a nod to _star trek_ fans and a signal that this product will be fun to use (if i am not mistaken, this is what they were advertising with that series of subtitled commercials, including "we shipped shore slop" and the polish(?) nuns with beepers). the implication was (ok, so maybe it was the inference i drew) that roddenberry or someone connected with the original series had coined the term; an implication whose validity i remember doubting. but _star trek_ undoubtedly popularized the term, and ibm's new whateveritis may make it even more so. and after all, how impressive is lightening speed in today's world? do they still say superman is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive? sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]