Margaret Hamilton Put Humans on the Moon and Invented the Concept of Software Itself

September 17, 2016

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

She showed an incredible amount of foresight in anticipating the human element in computer use. It almost wouldn’t surprise me if she had invented the term luser. Note that the L is silent, of course, but if said properly, the tone of voice makes the L more than apparent despite its silence.

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This Day In Space

August 12, 2008

OK, I don’t really know how exclusive this can be called. However, this is a great series of posts. Each day, a new topic about what events took place on this day in the history of space exploration. The author is KD Martin, a professional astronomer with a tremendous amount of knowledge about a variety of related topics.

Please check out This Day In Space over on Dvorak’s Cagematch.

Today’s topic includes the first communications satelite, among other interesting stories.

And remember, threads on Cagematch are often hijacked into amusing side conversations that may or may not be related to the original point, something my wandering mind considers a bonus.