[time-nuts] HP 5071A Electron Multiplier of Cesium Beam Tube

phil fortime at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 8 02:04:39 UTC 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
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Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] HP 5071A Electron Multiplier of Cesium Beam Tube

> In message <4AA5766C.5090607 at rubidium.dyndns.org>, Magnus Danielson 
> writes:
>>Oh, I find the poem a nice tongue-in-cheek from its designer. We have
>>always wanted refined high precission physical science to be dwelled
>>into chants and poems of its master magicians. :)
> Those of you with a HP3458A can try to give it the command "XYZZY"
> via GPIB :-)
> -- 
> Poul-Henning Kamp

The Poem ???

"The earth is not a great clock.
It's a good clock, but atomic standards
are much better."
- Len Cutler, Agilent Technologies,
New York Times, January 17, 2002 

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