Apollo’s Creed

As we relive the original moonshot, we’re constantly reminded that we carry more computing power in our pockets than NASA had in 1969. It’s true. Sort of. The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal: “Of course, any contemporary device has vastly more raw computational ability than the early machine, but the Apollo computer was remarkably capable, reliable, and up to the task it was given. You could not actually guide a spaceship to the moon with a smart doorbell.” (Now I feel like a total ding dong…)

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