End of ADS-L Digest - 10 Aug 1995 to 11 Aug 1995 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 141 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. speed 2. speed (fwd) 3. NEH funding news again ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 12:09:27 -0500 From: Alan Williams Subject: speed (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 >To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L >Subject: speed > >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? > >Rima 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 `It's been replaced by total \/ awilliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]heartland.bradley.edu\ idiocy.'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"