Re: Computers

Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:50:25 EDT

Responding to Leif Hendrickson's comment about computers. I have to
tell you that the National Security Agency (NSA) operating out of Ft.
Meade, MD was working on computers very early in the game. They had
people working on hand wired computers, i.e., the programming was
done physically with wires!. They also work with BRANIAC and other
early big mainframes that ran on vacuum tubes! Hence, there was
heavy, military, and intelligence involvement in the development of
computers in the U.S. a lot of which grew out of OSS and work on
encryption and decryption during the second world war. cheers, eja