I can name that tune in three notes, Allen! Brandy - Looking Glass - 1972…… Or was that just a segue to discuss the Sea and "tactical diving". After all the Faire Lady Glasshartt is now the proud owner of a Boker Tactical Dive knife. (Hmmm Tactical for the close in little fish work. Better see if there’s a strategic model for that long range power projection against the big fish with sharp pointy teeth. <img src="http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~mmartins/smilies/chuckle.gif
As I admire Mrs Java lounging about here in her Vickies Secret tactical woodland forest camouflage negligee (almost didn't see her there - the camo works so well) sippin’ a breve mochiato from my tactical, man-portable, BC1 coated S30V, covert, caffeine containment vessel, insulated, large, with FRN liquid suppression system, top-mounted, I was just thinkin', “Yeeeeehaw!, Tactical ain’t just for knives and tennis shoes any more!”
I am amazed at what passes under the term tactical today but most of my sentiment is already expressed rather eloquently by the members here. Good topic and interesting discussion. In another life, my work in the Air Force gave me a clear understanding of what passed for tactical weapons and power projection. Homeland defense and short range power projection is tactical and the long range stuff is strategic. Although there is a difference in employment and tactics the two frequently cross boundaries and weapons have been used interchangeably. Sooooo. With my military logic (now there’s an oxymoron), I can see why the civilian confusion regarding the use of the term "tactical runs rampant.
IMO, tactical has become a buzzword designed to promote the sales of almost anything - utilitarian or otherwise – especially if it looks dark, covert, or military - and anything regarding its employment as a tactical weapon, tool, or implement is often secondary. I agree with Ken that once we tire of hearing the term, another will take it’s place. Let’s just hope java doesn’t get to pick the new terminology! <img src="http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~mmartins/smilies/googly.gif
<b><font color="blue">"A hole-less knife is a soul-less knife is a whole less knife" <i>-Javanese proverb</i></font></b>