Gov. & the machine(s) we love
billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 21:25:35 CDT 2015
On Oct 30, 2015 8:50 PM, "Paul Koning" <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Oct 30, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Murray McCullough <
c.murray.mccullough at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is the role played by the U.S. gov. in helping to create the
> > microcomputer? What money & expertise did it provide?
> Interesting question. Supposedly some of the impetus for integrated
circuits came from the space program -- but I think the first ones (at TI)
predate that. And the first microcomputer, the Intel 4004, was as far as I
remember built to be the engine of a calculator.
> So chances are that various government programs helped at the margins,
but were not drivers.
I read about the datapoint 3300, how cdc was connected to the 4004. I also
read about how the 4004 was inspired by the f14 (?) fighter jet, Can anyone
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