In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jun 9 11:20:03 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, John Foust wrote:

> As for integrated circuits, etc. no doubt space funding might've
> paid for the R&D and motivation for companies to improve and
> shrink their products, but what - they didn't think there would
> be a giant worldwide market for smaller and cheaper radios, lower
> battery consumption, better transistors, etc? They wouldn't have
> done it on their own, eventually, or perhaps even at the same speed,
> as quickly as they could figure it out?

Yeah, things like the Space Race and WWII did nothing for rapid
technological evolution and development, the least of which benefitted
from this was computers.

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