Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 16:20:32 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, William Donzelli wrote:

>> 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.
> Once again, I am not talking about the period just after the war - there
> was no computer industry. I am talking about the post 1955(ish) timeframe.

True, but I think a lot of knowledge, professional alignments,
documentation, experimentation, pilot projects, discussions, etc
all happened in the war/post-war era, and without it, the industry
that followed 5, 10, 15 years later couldn't happen.

I don't mean to belabor this, and for me to comment in any more
detail would require Work, and I'm too lazy :-) (actually too
Received on Fri Feb 18 2005 - 16:20:32 GMT

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