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1 bobleah commented Permalink

Really good memories Barb.. thanks much for sharing! As a second generation IBMer, I can remember my Dad and his time with IBM. IBM and NASA closely partnered to put a man on the moon, and what an incredible time that was!

2 Velda commented Permalink

No collective cheering for VTAM releases? <br />

3 Editor_Barb commented Permalink

Velda, well . . . we did have a cheer of sorts for VTAM and other assorted networking products and technologies. Not one that we stood up next to our desks and called out with pride. But one that we had fun with (when it seemed like nothing about writing networking manuals would ever be fun again): <div>&nbsp;</div> VTAM, TCAM, NCP <br /> Bi-synch, start-stop, SDLC <br /> VM, MVS, VSE <br /> All are fun for you and me!

4 mirv commented Permalink

The pic of you - that is so cool! The next time I walk through the Smithsonian aerospace museum, I'll will look for IBM's connection...

5 tdc commented Permalink

Very cool, Barb! I can't wait to take my son to the KSC...now I'll have some additional fascinating facts (as all Dads must have at the ready, unfortunately for their kids) to share about it!

6 Editor_Barb commented Permalink

Tom, when I first visited the KSC and experienced a simulated launch and then walked into the next room and saw a real Saturn V rocket lying on its side, I was almost frighteningly stunned. It was so HUGE! Especially the turbines on the bottom of the rocket. Massive. I sent an email to express my awe to a friend back home from a little HP handheld I had at the time and she emailed me back, pointing out that there was way more computing power in that little HP handheld device than in that massive rocket! Technology is amazing. Or maybe it's man that's amazing. What do you think? Yes, I think it's man. Enjoy your visit to the Space Center with Tommy!