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Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:38 PM



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Bob Abernethy (9/13/2012)
These people dreamed, and then made it happen. It shows that creativity is not limited by the tool only by the mind.

On that note, this is quite an interesting story which fits right into this discussion. And more than a little inspirational.***-kicking

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I read that last week. a great encounter.

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Posted Friday, September 14, 2012 7:33 AM



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Miles Neale (9/13/2012)
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Look how far we've come from the Apollo guidance computer, which landed 3 men on the moon, and had a fraction of the power of almost all of today's cell phones.

3 men were in the capsule to the moon, but only 2 landed. </pedantic>

Which makes it even more amazing. Send a payload, the payload splits into two pieces, part lands, comes back to dock and return. All done on a PC that we would all toss today.

Taking part of yesterdays idea and blending it here, These people dreamed, and then made it happen. It shows that creativity is not limited by the tool only by the mind.

Looking at photos and film footage of the Apollo mission command center, it seems there was a LOT of support staff and manual intervention that augmented whatever computer system they were operating. They weren't just gathered there to pat each other on the back and drink Champagne.
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Posted Friday, September 14, 2012 2:26 PM


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Eric, That is an excellent point. They made it work as a team and they were not too busy to not communicate and the target dates and times were not such that they could afford to be rude to each other or protects their own work. They put it all on the line and ran with it.

There might be a lesson to learn from that model.

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