[SIGCIS-Members] Facebook Live tomorrow (Wednesday)

Deborah Douglas ddouglas at mit.edu
Tue Mar 27 10:53:11 PDT 2018


…and that the photograph that inspired the Lego Action figure comes from the MIT Museum collections.  Several years ago, the MIT Museum with the support of Draper Laboratory aided the digitization of the Colossus and Luminary programs.  These are available online at:  https://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/index.html  (In particular you can see our Luminary program here:  https://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Luminary.html  and the Colossus program here:  https://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Colossus.html).  For those interested in an excellent new memoir on the subject, I commend Don Eyles’ new autobiography, “Sunburst and Luminary: An Apollo Memoir”  (https://www.amazon.com/Sunburst-Luminary-Apollo-Don-Eyles/dp/0986385905).    Debbie Douglas, MIT Museum





On Mar 27, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Brian Berg <brianberg at gmail.com<mailto:brianberg at gmail.com>> wrote:

It should be noted that Margaret Hamilton became a Computer History Museum Fellow in 2017<http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/2017-chm-fellow-margaret-hamilton/>.  She was very well received at last year's induction banquet.
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On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Ceruzzi, Paul <CeruzziP at si.edu<mailto:CeruzziP at si.edu>> wrote:
Greetings:
I believe that one is allowed to do a modest amount of self-promotion on this Listserv. If so, I will let you know that tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12:30 PM ET (1630 GMT) I will be doing a “Facebook Live” presentation on the work of Margaret Hamilton, one of the programmers of the Apollo Guidance Computer, and now a Lego Action Figure. You’ve probably all seen that famous photo of her standing next to a pile of computer print-out. We collected some of the binders 25 years ago, and I hope to explain a little about what’s printed on those pages. The material is now at our Archives in Chantilly, Virginia.
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/apollo-flight-guidance-computer-software-collection-hamilton-1965-1972.

I am not Facebook-savvy, but I assume you go to the  “National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution” page at 12:30 tomorrow, and it should come up. You will also see that on Saturday we are having an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the screening of “2001, a Space Odyssey.” I hope to have some posts to Facebook or the NASM blog about HAL, my favorite computer.

I am aware that the timing for this is not the best, but we scheduled this months ago, long before the recent Facebook mess happened. The irony is that Tom & I had a discussion about Facebook not long ago, where I predicted that something like this was going to happen (did I get that right Tom?) My feelings about Facebook & Twitter will have to wait for a separate post.

Paul Ceruzzi

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