xmascard 88: credits
- Inflationary cosmology was a bit narrow a topic for a general audience, but bob owes a
lot to cosmology, so coupled with the eighties obsession with the economy, it seemed like
a good match of ideas at the time.
- Meanwhile the exclusive American Express credit card color inflated from
gold to platinum, and the catchy ad campaign phrase was "Who will cut up your
card?" or something similar.
- A scientific research visit to the University of Stockholm was the source of inspiration
for this edition, with a cat figure robbed from the dr bob cookbook and rotated into a
sleeping position. Unable to fall asleep one night.
- The first hint of the internet appears in bob's email address: bitnet
("bit" for "because it's there").