Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
But, Al Gore invented the internet!
Aw CRAP! I thought the internet was just a series of tubes...
As to the AK and perfection, why would you want to
ruin a perfectly good gun by perfecting it?
It's a meat and potatoes(yes, the Russians DID invent meat,
but an Irish immigrant, Yagonov Sergeyovich Murphy, invented
potatoes...) gun, with loose tolerances, fair accuracy, immaculate
dependability, and imperfections. It's the way the gun was designed.
Rolls Royce once set about, in a surgically sterile environment,
in an attempt to build a "perfect transmission". No friction,
perfectly cast parts, everything micro-smoothed to the last
ten thousandth of an inch, and lubricated with premium oils
of the highest standards. The only problem, is their
masterpiece of engineering wouldn't propel a car.
It wouldn't move at all. Turns out friction and imperfection
were needed, in a minimal way, to aid in locomotion.
The point? IMHO, perfection