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user-inactivated  ·  2899 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule

I had a computer architecture professor who had been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth and collected bits of hardware from projects he had worked on that he'd show us. He passed around a cord of Little Old Lady Memory. Building something people trusted their lives to out of that was downright magical. We who never have to care below the level of the instruction set are so spoiled.