Friday, February 13, 2009

Digitally Operated Sonic Generator

Sydney Morning Herald
14 February 2009

Column 8

[...] Stuart Prosser, of Otford, chimes in with more techno jargon (NASA, etc, Column 8, Thursday): "In the early days of CERN operations in Europe, when scientists used to let their hair down with riotous evenings singing along to music hall favourites, some younger blades were desperate to get their hands on a piano. Knowing that the beancounters had no appreciation of good music, or scientific jargon, they submitted a request for a 'digitally operated sonic generator' that was urgently needed for brainstorming sessions. I'm not sure if the Steinway they requested was ever delivered." [...]