> > I think you underestimate both the number of EBCDIC systems extant,
> > and the number of cars driving on the left. Neither is by any
> > stretch of the imagination a niche, and neither is going to go away
> > in the forseeable future.
> > Tony H.
> Fortunately, mainframe gateway protocols confine the former to the
> mainframes, and Chunnel gateway protocols confine the latter
> to Britain.
> In some ways, this is wandering off the subject, but in
> others, it's right on the mark. First, Ken, driving on the
> left is hardly confined to Great Britain. It also is the
> method used in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Ireland.
> I'm sure others on the list will supply additional examples.
e.g. New Zealand.
It was a *joke*, folks. Next time I'll be sure to put in the
Note the correlation with islands, by the way, since we're
wondering off topic.
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