[ih] ARPANET and Apollo 11

Larry Sheldon larrysheldon at cox.net
Thu Mar 12 11:31:26 PDT 2015

On 3/12/2015 10:45, Craig Simon wrote:
> Consider how many people now use the Internet versus how many have
> been to orbit or the moon.  JCR Licklider is far less known than his
> contemporary Wernher von Braun, but there are far more people
> interacting every day in the space he pioneered.

As I have indicated elsewhere here, there are persuasive reasons to 
believe that the space-program might be deserving, in fact, for the 
credit for this almost-76-year-old being able to sit at a computer 
(having arrived here from my quarters upstairs under my own power) a 
type this reply to a mailing list that only incidentally uses the 
Internet as its transport.

The unique Characteristics of System Administrators:

The fact that they are infallible; and,

The fact that they learn from their mistakes.

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