Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 16:22:34 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Marvin Johnston wrote:

> Stole? That seems a bit strong, and deserves some clarification. How are
> you defining "stole"?

Well, specifically von Braun and the rocket stuff, it was quite
literally war time spoils to the victor. Jail? Or help with U.S.

>> 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)?
Received on Fri Feb 18 2005 - 16:22:34 GMT

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