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 Jun 06, 2005 - 03:00 PM - by Michael
* The NYT on Joysticks

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The NYT takes a look back on the origin of the humble Joystick.

No, it's not just a computer thing.

While some researchers have assumed an X-rated origin, Michael Quinion, a sleuth of international English and editor of the Web site worldwidewords.org, suggests that a G-rated definition is more likely: "The exhilaration felt by an early pilot's journey into the air," is how he describes it. As for the device itself, some argue that the credit should go not to Mr. Esnault-Pelterie, but to a Missouri pilot and inventor, James Henry Joyce - thus, "Joyce stick."


 

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