[LINK] Re: Link Digest, Vol 172, Issue 5

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Fri Mar 2 13:51:11 AEDT 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Howard Lowndes wrote:

> Stewart Fist wrote:
>> Richard and Howard wrote (similarly):
>>> Stewart Fist wrote:
>>>> I don't think Australians can afford to be critical when we can only 
>>>> boast
>>>> about the stump-jump plough, the Hills hoist, and Victa lawnmower.
>>> The header, microwave instrument approach, the cochlia implant, the
>>> Sarach engine, Aspirin, ...
>> The John-Howard cop-out words in my statement were "only boast about" :) 
>> --
>> as in demonstrate to the world at the Olympic Games.
>> 99% of Australians have never heard of the (failed) aircraft microwave
>> instrument appraach
> It didn't fail, it got overtaken by GPS.  Its best characteristic was the 
> ability to remove the necessity for approaching aircraft to all be in one 
> long line for miles out.
> or the (also failed) Sarich engine.  And the header was
>> invented by about ten different people, you will find.
>>   And I don't know how Aspirin (a German invention) came to be listed as an
>> Australian invention.  I guess we are getting Russianised or Americanized.


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