Gene's comment about Star Trek Technology

About Star Trek Technology, by Leon Myerson. 1987.

This s a dusty old text file that I must have downloaded from CompuServe circa 1988. The essay explains why, in original Star Trek, ships sometimes hit warp 13 or something like that, whereas in Start Trek: TNG, the ships are somehow faster even though their usual maximum warp speeds are numbered 8 and 9. I don't know how official this is, but it makes sense (within the fictional Star Trek world, of course), & it's an entertaining read.
-- Gene Michael Stover,
17 October 1999

Thanks to Tom Del Rosso for supplying me with the complete file. The version of the file here was probably downloaded from a BBS in 1991. It is more complete than the version I posted here before 2006 March.