Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Wed Nov 1 22:31:19 UTC 2000

   More "Danish pastry" stuff later...The FT IT section of today's newspaper
defines some artificial intelligence terms.
   The online OED is missing a lot of "micro-," such as "microbrew."
"Microburst" was in today's NEWSDAY (story about Singapore AIrlines crash), 1
November 2000, pg. 2, col. 2:

   Or the plane might have been brought down by wind shear, a downdraft
associated with severe weather that can literally push a plane onto the
ground during a takeoff or landing.  The phenomenon, which causes a
"microburst" of cold air to descend on the runway, gives the flight crew
little time to recover.

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