[time-nuts] HP 5071A Electron Multiplier of Cesium Beam Tube
jfor at quik.com
Tue Sep 8 02:06:51 UTC 2009
Presumably, the author could put the poem in the Public Domain. Copyright
> ----- 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
>>>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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