On The Way Out?
a: Obsolete business ~
b: bugger whip maker
What: "NEED to describe a hand-held mathematical calculator? Try "buggy whip." A typewriter? A VCR? They've been called buggy whips, too. Even newspapers have received that label. (That one hurts.)" The link is a discussion of the association of contemporary businesses to buffer whip makers.
Writer: RANDALL STROSS
Date: Mar 1 2012 2:09 PM
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