JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/05/quote-of-day_04.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1209946410-591679  Oz at Mon, 05 May 2008 00:13:30 +0000

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.

jsid-1209947191-591680  Kevin Baker at Mon, 05 May 2008 00:26:31 +0000

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

jsid-1209950209-591681  Oz at Mon, 05 May 2008 01:16:49 +0000

Well, that makes sense. Thanks!

jsid-1209954484-591683  Randy at Mon, 05 May 2008 02:28:04 +0000

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.

jsid-1209960219-591684  Kevin Baker at Mon, 05 May 2008 04:03:39 +0000

I re-read it about once a year on average. My set is about worn out.

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