Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 09:52:54 PST
From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET
Subject: Re: quantum leap
According to _Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.Tenth Edition_, 1993.
The earliest print occurrence recorded in their citation files of the use of
_quantum_ to mean "large, significant" is 1942, considerably earlier than the
TV show to which you refer. You might, of course, be right that the TV use
accelerated the spread of its use in this sense