Re: British Telcom funds DALEKS

Sheldon Klein (sklein@CS.WISC.EDU)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 16:10:49 -0500

Trekkies know the BORGS as collectively conscious CYBORGS.

Brits and lucky American Children know WHO the DALEKS are.

More interesting, perhaps, might be a UK view of
BT (British Telcom~=valent to 'Ma Bell' [ATT]) interest in the research.

The news items would suggest that what might be seen as Children's culture
semi-mythology is being taken quit seriously now that the kiddies are

There is considerable evidence that the research paths of the US Space
program were determined by themes articulated in the science fiction
literature of the researchers' childhood & adolescence.

First question to UK Anthro-L subscribers--
Is the story real, or a put-on>

Second question--
How is the UK press reacting (if the story is genuine)?

Sheldon Klein
[sklein@ ]