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Old September 28th 05, 09:52 PM
Tony Polson
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"Nostrobino" wrote:

It would be nice if this nonsensical misusage, which obviously is based on
someone's misunderstanding of the term some years ago (and then spread like
cancer through the power of the Internet) could be stamped out.

The use, or misuse, of the term "prime" is nothing new. The same
discussion was around in the 1960s and 70s. It wasn't resolved then
and probably never will be.

So don't blame the Internet. Blame the manufacturers who chose to use
this term as a marketing tool at various times in the last 50 years.