[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Tue Dec 14 08:28:33 GMT 2021


On 14/12/2021 01:07, David McMillan wrote:
> On 12/13/2021 11:25 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
>> The biggest problem on Apollo 13 was that the onboard computer used 
>> vacuum tubes.
>
>     I'm afraid that's not true. The AGS was entirely microchip-based 
> <https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/apollo-guidance-computer-and-first-silicon-chips>.
>
Of course you are right. I even knew that, way back when. Thanks for the 
interesting link.


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