From: Billy Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>First, let me state that I don't think this is the most likely scenario.
>Automated engineering is not progressing very quickly, so it is quite
>that we will get the first assembler before we can really do much with it.
>However, the situation could easily reverse in the next few years.
>If it does, then we will have a substantial library of nanotech-related
>designs before the first assembler can be build
It is of course likely that all of these will have have erros in them because they weren't based on the correct principle of nanothechnology (which we will only undrestand properly when we actually get nanotechnology working). After all, if we understood the principles well enough during the design phase, we';d have the bloody thing working a lotfaster.