PCs: Preliminary Concerns

PCs: Preliminary Concerns Following are excerpts from a Sept. 11, 1982, internal memo written by Harvey “Joe” Wertz of the Information Processing Division. The letter poses interesting questions on the advent of desktop computers and sheds light on some of the issues Aerospace was grappling with as personal computers were becoming commonplace.   Some Observations […]  More »

Highlights of the Early Days of Computing at The Aerospace Corporation

Highlights of the Early Days of Computing at The Aerospace Corporation The progression of computers from mainframes to personal computers, and the programming languages and software that evolved with these advances, has greatly enhanced the way Aerospace provides technical support to its customers. William Clarkson   The Mainframe Era In the 1960s, computers were large, […]  More »