Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 12:31:38 2005

 For the Germans, they put them on airplanes and
brought them to the US.
 For the Birtish, it was a little more sneeky. Tell
the Brit's that they need to come to do their work
during the war in the US where they are not being shelled
all the time. Of course, bring the wife and family.
Once established here, many stayed after the war.

>From: "Marvin Johnston" <>
>Stole? That seems a bit strong, and deserves some clarification. How are
>you defining "stole"?
>> From: Dwight K. Elvey
>> From the Germans we stole many of the scientist. We also stole
>> a few from the British as well. It wasn't just ideas it was
>> people. We still do it today, just different countries.
>> Dwight
>> >From: "William Donzelli" <>
>> >
>> >> I always thought it was mostly market size. Europe was still
>> >> fragmented in a lot of trade isolated countries. Still, the US
>> >> stole about as much as they could from both the Germans and the
>> >> British technologies.
>> >
>> >I don't think you can really use the word "stole", because everyone steals
>> >ideas. Why did the Europeans not steal back (or do so inneffectively)?
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