Saturday, May 14, 2011

How computers got us into space - Arthur Cohen beats the IBM drum

Editor: I worked for Honeywell Data Processing in Sydney, Australia during the first moon landing when Neil Armstrong brought the lunar module safely down to the moon's surface using a manual guidance control system designed and built by Honeywell.
Computer people have always been a very self centered bunch, believing that the future of the world was in the palm of their hands. And perhaps they are right, God forbid?

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