[SIGCIS-Members] Facebook Live tomorrow (Wednesday)

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Tue Mar 27 11:00:58 PDT 2018


>> I commend Don Eyles’ new autobiography, “Sunburst and Luminary: An
Apollo Memoir”  (
https://www.amazon.com/Sunburst-Luminary-Apollo-Don-Eyles/dp/0986385905).


And on that subject: Don is keynoting on Saturday, May 19 at Vintage
Computer Festival East XIII:
http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

Evan Koblentz
Executive Director, Vintage Computer Federation
evan at vcfed.org / (646) 546-9999

www.vcfed.org
@vcfederation


On Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 1:53 PM Deborah Douglas <ddouglas at mit.edu> wrote:

> …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
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> On Mar 27, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Brian Berg <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> 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
>> .
>>
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>>
>> 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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