Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some Coding History

Google mentioned today that the source code for the Command Module and Lunar Module have been made available in digital form. You can actually read the source code that landed a man on the moon.

Wow, now that's some impressive programming. Not only were the computers incredibly limited, the programming bare bones, and science/art of developing software in its infancy - but one misplaced keystroke could easily cost people their lives. No 5 year beta testing period for this code. It had to absolutely work every time.

I'm humbled.

I wonder if the source code will be worked into the whole we-never-landed-on-the-moon conspiracy - as either proof against or for.

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