Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Put It This Way

When this was launched, Jimmy Carter was President
There was no iPhone. No iPod. No Internet as we know it. There were no personal computers. Yet. No GPS. Cable was something only the really wealthy and the really lucky could afford. You could still dial a telephone call, but your phone and receiver were landlocked. Cell phones were bricks the weight of a shotput and had to be slung over your shoulder.
And even with all that, we made it to the edge of our Solar System using computers whose power today would fit on a fingernail.