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Response to intaglio (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 06:39 PM

36. The quotes around drones are not scare quotes

They're there because drone covers a multitude of sins - ROVs, autonomous oceanic data collectors, unmanned ground vehicles and especially UAVs. This last is unfortunate as it associates (usually) innocuous machines with the dedicated war machines like Predator. My objection to drone being used in this way is probably similar to the way the gun tight people object to "assault rifle" being used about weapons without a full auto selector.

I actually think that "drone" is used by a few people quite deliberately to stir up fear.

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