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Re: American dialect of Brithenig
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: American dialect of Brithenig
- From: Padraic Brown <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 18:27:05 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, John Cowan wrote:
> Padraic Brown scripsit:
> > Aeroplanes are curiosities ruminated on
> > by the military (RAF) or are the domain of a few rich (but idiotic and
> > shortlived) barnstormers (After all, who would want to go up in the air
> > in something that doesn't naturally float!?).
> I believe that aeroplanes are in fact in use by the military: if not
> as bombers, at least as fast couriers. As in the alternate America
> of *The Two Georges*, sometimes the need for speed dominates all else.
That's a point. They have their uses, then: mostly light protection,
in-and-out recon, couriers, etc. I think most of the heavy work would be
accomplished by the ships, though. Remember, we're not talking
Hindenburg, here. That was around 70 years ago. Whereas ship technology
*here* has definitely been back burnered; *there* is a nother matter.
Interestingly, I read an article about a German airship co. developping an
extremely heavy / bulky transport shipping line of fast powerful ships.
*There* ought to have passed that by a while ago.
> John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
> I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin