[rescue] Alphaserver

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Jul 9 10:16:59 CDT 2003

Michael A. Turner writes, quoting Dan ...

> > I think the seller wants 50 pounds for it.
> 	Not to bash the British, but everytime I see this monitary unit I
> think to myself "Fifty pounds of what? Thats kind of important to
> figurring the value of the deal."

And how much do those "pounds" weigh, anyway?  Still about a pint?

All kidding aside, at least you have a pretty good idea that it's British
currency at issue; with "dollars" it could be US, Panamanian, Australian,
Hong Kong, or any of a number of other places whose local currency is "the
dollar" but whose dollars have wildly differeing values.  I think there are
even a couple of places in the world outside the USA whose legal tender is
the US dollar ... Liberia and Belize, maybe?

Until the nations of the world either all convert to one currency, or get a
little more creative in naming their unique ones, maybe we international
geeks ought to have our our own currency.  Can't be computer parts, though,
since their values goes down faster than a 1920s Reichsmark ... but it would
still make Dave McGuire richer than Bill Gates ....


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