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Date: Tue, 3 Nov 87 13:59:08 EST
From: mnetor!utzoo!henry@uunet.UU.NET
Subject: Re: Computer's Normal Operation Delays Royal Visit

  > ... As the royal party was early, the control room dispatched
  > the train manually rather than keep Her Majesty waiting for five minutes.

It's noteworthy that this means that the ultimate cause of the foulup was
elsewhere.  The royal party is not supposed to arrive early.  One reason why
the Queen's Flight aircraft always carry navigators (not normally found on
civil aircraft nowadays) is that their arrivals must be precisely on time --
neither late *nor* early.
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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