An example of loony was Al Gore claiming in 2005 sea levels would rise by a meter or more in 10 years unless we did what he told us and made him a billionaire.
You live in a very interesting parallel universe. Can you share more of your alternate history? It sounds fascinating and definitely an example of loony.
The IBM purchase of ROLM gives new meaning to the term "twisted pair". -- Howard Anderson, "Yankee Group"