"the apocryphal HDAS III" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Aug 5 15:18:17 UTC 2010

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Strictly speaking, it would appear that Fred Galvin located the 1957
version (at least, Jeff Prucher gives him credit):

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
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> Garson O'Toole
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:23 PM
> Subject: Re: "the apocryphal HDAS III"
> I apologize for the multiple posts but I do not wish to inadvertently
> omit a great find by a list member. A wider search shows that list
> Jeff Prucher located an earlier 1957 version of Sturgeon's Law aka
> Sturgeon's Revelation.  The cite appears in Brave New Words: the
> Oxford dictionary of Science Fiction. The core phrase is the same
> "ninety-percent of everything is crud."
> 1957 T. Sturgeon Venture SF Mag. Sept. 78
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