NZ made computer
I just discovered that there was an 8 bit computer made in NZ in the early 1980s. It was named the Poly and you can read about it here. I remember going on a Z80 microprocessor course around then and programming it to do things like light chasing. The idea was to use it as a programmable controller, instead of hard-wired circuits. Nobody was talking about personal computers at that stage! By the mid 1980s that had all changed.
This is from a product sheet (for ECC83 valves) made in China: 12AX7A,7025 is the same with 12AX7 and ECC83 in function, electric parameter, and it is the super of low yawp, and is adapt to use in plus amplifier as first grade.
As you can see it looses a bit in translation. I really like this bit " it is the super of low yawp". No point having too much yawp.
This reminds me of the Japanese in the 1970s, when the manufacturing ability got a bit ahead of the translating ability. After about 20 years the transition of Japanese only -> Japanese-English -> English was complete. The Chinese will probably do it quicker.
Apple Mavericks (10.9)
I installed Mavericks, and so far everything still works. Even Pro Tools 10 doesn't seem to mind. The upgrade is free and I had no problems with the installation. Mavericks has 'tags' for files and folders (I preferred the labels), Safari seems a bit faster, and battery running time is improved.