SFX Issue 183

June 2009

T-Time

A family tree of the T-1000

  • T1: A digital phone connection protocol
  • T2: A processor described as a “system on a chip”
  • T3: A technology magazine
  • T4: Channel 4’s weekend teen strand
  • T5: A Volvo engine
  • T6: A light bulb base, used for North American emergency exit lamps
  • T7: An armoured car used by the US Army in the 1930s
  • T9: A form of predictive text used on mobile phones
  • T10: A Soviet military tank
  • T11: A torpedo developed for German U-boats during World War II
  • T12: A demolition bomb produced by the United States designed to create an earthquake like-effect
  • T14: An assault tank used in World War II
  • T15: A Russian nuclear fusion research reactor
  • T19: A Soviet Union tank design of the interwar years
  • T20: The first six-speed motorcycle to go into production in 1965
  • T24: A drama society at the University of Kent at Canterbury
  • T28: An Ericsson mobile phone
  • T30: An MP3 music player
  • T31: The first turboprop engine designed and built in the United States
  • T35: A Sunbeam toaster (not in the Battlestar Galactica sense, sadly)
  • T50: A Cannon SLR film camera
  • T60: A Vox transistor bass amplifier used by Paul McCartney in the 1960s
  • T70: A 1960s sports car
  • T90: A Cray supercomputer
  • T100: Toyota pickup truck
  • T250: A thermal imager
  • T300: A Kenworth truck
  • T350: A tenor trombone
  • T400: A triple-load washing machine
  • T450: A pillowcase designed by Ralph Lauren
  • T500: A type of thermostat
  • T550: An acoustic guitar made by Wald