Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No Appreciable Knowledge of Computers

An interesting historical artifact discovered by Steve Blank. Apparently, in 1956, Fred Terman (then Stanford's Provost) asked Bill Hewlett for help figuring out these new things called computers. Bill's response letter shows just how exotic computers were at the time

I have no personal knowledge of computers nor does anyone in our organization have any appreciable knowledge.

How times have changed.

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