When I grew up, there were generally three available sizes at stores: a 6 to 10oz bottle, which were rare, 12 ounce cans, and 2 liter bottles. This was good.

Then sometime during the late 80s/early 90s I recall the first time I saw a 16oz version in a plastic bottle. 4 more ounces, in a pretty plastic container.

From there, they decided we needed 20oz plastic bottles, 8oz cans, which I suppose would have a purpose on an airplane for a smaller size drink – and then – I have recently spotted 14 oz bottles being sold a few cents cheaper than their 20oz companions. 1 liter bottles have cropped up more, and more recently, too (here’s an idea, guys, that’s about 1/5th gallon).

How many different sizes do you need, and really, how damn thirsty can you be? Shouldn’t the idea of fountain drinks be able to quench the thirst enough?

Evidently not. I just found a 1.5 liter bottle introduced by Pepsi.

From WikiPedia:

While CEO of PepsiCo in 2008, Indra Nooyi earned a total compensation of $14,917,701, which included a base salary of $1,300,000, a cash bonus of $2,600,000, stocks granted of $6,428,538, and options granted of $4,382,569.

Where can I sign up to get a cool 15 mil (or heck, I’d settle for 20% as a conceptual person) for promoting the concept of “My own cola’, where you use a vending device to choose just how much you want, and a nice little option to personalize your overpriced sugar water’s label on an option from 4oz to a full gallon of sugar?

One of my personal favorites:

For those who are not familiar, CGM is a scalable file format which allows you to shrink and blow up things and keep fairly good resolution. For the nerds, it’s a 2D vector format.

Recently, WebWis has come into play, and sadly, most of the semi-common models of documentation are as verbatim from the old WIS CDs, including this CGM file format for all pictures/etc. This means that many models are unavailable to view online unless you have an old WIS CD.

I’ve tracked down a copy of Free ActiveCGM as provided, and have placed it >> right here <<. Unzip the archive, run Setup, and when it starts IE, right click the “Warning” banner at the top, allow it to run, and you’ll see a window with ActiveCGM running within IE.

You may now view CGM files in Internet Explorer.

For those concerned, this was a direct copy as I found it, the software is FREE (not a part of WIS, it was offered by a company which no longer exists), and as I am not bundling it with anything else, it is not in violation of any license.

It is old software (circa 2002), and is 32 bit ActiveX. you’ll need to run a 32 bit Internet Explorer for it to work. If you are running Vista x64, or Windows 7 ×64, this discussion may be of some assistance, but I don’t run any of those, so I can not assist with any further requirements for making it work.

Same goes for this link to ISO View. Good luck, and Happy SAABing!

E: The latest ISOView version above is v7.3. Here is the latest download link for ISOView 7.3 (32 bit), available from the same resource above.

ISOView /should/ be able to handle CGM itself, but it seems like the ActiveX enabled WIS doesn’t use it for rendering. I haven’t figured a workaround for this yet, but I haven’t tried too hard since XP capable computers are cheap and plentiful.

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