There is a man who I went to church with who, by a stroke of luck, took one of the first computer classes here in Fl. when the colleges offered it.
So fate had it that he then ended up with a job in the aerospace industry when we really did boldly go where no man had gone before.
He worked with the Apollo launches and has all the patches the ground crews were given to prove it.
He said the first computer they had over at NASA had magnetic disc 7 foot tall and held an astonishing 15K of memory.
The computer on the Apollo space craft had less memory than some wrist watches today.
It's amazing to think that except for speed, none can still compare to the human brain.
Well most of the human brains.
I have done some work with NASA Langley and can assure you that we went to the moon with less computing (quite a bit less) than we have available today. It is absolutley amazing how we even got there on that technology.