The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Have to be honest with you. I have no idea what the IBMeraphim is, and the only Google hits on it are for this blog.
Obscure reference from a series of books I happen to love, The General by David Drake and S.M. Stirling.
Man has created an interstellar civilization, but (being man) manages to pull it all down in a massive civil war. On the planet Bellevue the population has fallen to a steam-engine level of technology, though a tiny bit of the super-tech stuff is still around. Technology has become religious artifact - the "Personal Computer" is the contemporary equivalent of "Guardian Angel," for example, and circuit board fragments are holy relics.
You can imagine, I would think, the ecclesiastical arguments over the IBMeraphim vs. the Apple of Temptation!
In this case, the IBMeraphim refers to IBM-manufactured M1 Carbines
Well, that makes sense. Thanks!
Love that series of books. Read it book by book as it came out in the 80's-90's, just re-read the entire series last winter.
I re-read it about once a year on average. My set is about worn out.