Re: SAGE-BOMARC RISKS
- Perhaps the term "no useful function" could be strongly debated by most model railroaders or Rail Fans in general. For magnitude of a lot more people than on the Cold War Com Forum, tale a look at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, jhhaynes@... wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, David <wb8foz@> wrote:
> > On 2/18/11 6:13 PM, OZOB99 wrote:
> > > related to telephone lines:
> > >
> > > http://yarchive.net/risks/sage_bomarc.html
> > Note the author, Les Earnest. Anything he wrote is worth reading.
> A former colleague and I came up with the term "model railroad"
> as a metaphor for systems like SAGE. A model railroad is a project
> that can absorb any amount of time and money and creative energy,
> is fun to construct and operate and watch in operation, but
> performs no useful function.
> Perhaps a more recent term would be "performance art" - such as
> done by Survival Research Labs. See www.srl.org and Wikipedia.