[TUHS] The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Nov 7 03:25:07 AEST 2020
On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 10:08 AM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 12:05:38PM -0500, Paul Winalski wrote:
> > On 11/6/20, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Was the US $ bill really that big in those days?
> > Yes, it was. IIRC, the modern, smaller bills first went into
> > circulation in the 1930s.
> > There's an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies based on the old dollar
> > bill size. Jed Clampett's uncle didn't trust banks and in the 1920s
> > had been burying mason jars full of dollar bills in his backyard.
> > Most were the old-style, punch card-size bills. He tells Drysdale the
> > banker that his uncle has "big money". Drysdale of course thinks that
> > if Jed Clampett the millionaire thinks it's big money, that uncle must
> > be very rich, indeed....
> That's hilarious, I missed that joke when watching as a kid.
Wow! Me too! Google confirmed the size changed in th 20s as a cost cutting
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