So *that's* what Unix is for!

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 11:47:35 -0600

I knew it could be a killer. I didn't realize it was intend to be fungicidal.

On the page about 2/3s the way
down, in the list of Novartis' new fungicide products is the entry:

. Unix(R) and Chorusv are for use on cereals and apples;

I am amazed they could register that name, even in Basel. Then again, I've
seen at least 3 uses of the name VAX having nothing to do with DEC's computers.
A British vacuum cleaner, an innoculation for Hepatitis, and just last month in
the Trib, a new ad from the American Back Center Chicago for a new non-surgical
procedure they call VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression).

Other interesting names on this page:

. Tilt, Tern, Score, and Switch (Could be some interesting trademark fights)
. Corbel (Does that come in a Brut, or just semi-dry?)

Any day now, I expect them to announce their new NeXTSTeP product. Completely
effective for Apple scab. The Apple may even survive the application Job.
May prove effective on winter (or Wintel, as they say in Japan) wheat.


Thanks to Glen McCready for bringing this page to my attention.