[LMB] Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 164, Issue 15

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Jan 14 22:16:04 GMT 2019


On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:37:30 +0000, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Joel Polowin (jpolowin at hotmail.com) wrote:
>> Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>>> more likely a genetic construct deliberately planted there by the Ghem
>>>
>>> think if what the creator of the kitten tree could do with the
>>> descriptions of HPL as inspiration
>> 
>> Now I'm imagining an angsty Cetagandan teenager with their old
>> Easy Bake replicator set.
>
>At the risk of ruining the joke by explaining it, I don't know how
>well the "Easy Bake" ovens are known except by North Americans of
>a certain age.  The "Easy Bake" was a functional toy oven marketed
>to young girls (or whoever had the buying power for them) in the
>1960s and 1970s.  It was heated by a 100-watt light bulb (yes, kids,
>regular light bulbs used to draw 100 watts, or even more!) and could
>cook small cakes and small batches of small cookies.

We had bulbs up to 250W here in the UK, before they were replaced by CFL
and LED.
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