A few decades ago, IBM and several other high-tech companies invested millions in an attempt to develop a high-speed semiconductor that could operate at low temperatures. The circuit, called a Josephson junction, was ultimately abandoned as impractical. But not before a management consultant referred to the device in a speech. His secretary, transcribing a recording of the talk, rendered the name as Joseph's injunction.
"Fumbling and Stalling: More Editorial Lapses,"
Word Ways: Vol. 36
, Article 10.
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