The Computer for the Apollo Program Had Its Memory Hand Woven From Rope Into It (Video)
Aug 07, 2012 12:45
This is the meager tech that got the Apollo Program into space. It was so pitiful that the software of the Apollo guidance computer was literally hand woven into its memory.
The overall memory of the Apollo Guidance Computer was equivalent to 72kb (in modern terms) and the software had to be woven into the core rope memory, women in factories put the software together by looping wires through a core and around a core to represent the 1's and 0's of computer programs.
Old tech is unbelievable. Imagine what we can accomplish today. Watch the video below:
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