Re: retrograde technologies?

Spike Jones (
Sat, 29 May 1999 14:33:11 -0700

> wrote: ..but I think that Japan discovered
> gunpowder a loooooong time ago. They supressed it. The reasoning was that
> their culture was based on the Samurai....swordsmen. A swordsman is not much
> good against a gunman....

EvMick, that reminds me of the scene in Temple of Doom where a samarai swordsman jumps out and intends to make sushi out of Indiana Jones. hoyoooyaawoooyaaa, says he, twirling the swords. Indy pulls his revolver and shoots the guy. I thought I would die laughing at that. {8^D spike