Quote: Wernher von Braun on the Best Computer

"The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor"

- Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (1912 - 1977)


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@John J: "I built a desktop computer without reading a manual or any previous experience."

Clever - but untrue.

You ASSEMBLED a bunch of pre-engineered, pre-manufactured, pre-tested computer components into a desktop computer (and don't even get me started about writing the BIOS code and burning that to a EPROM or compiling a boot loader from scratch, or drivers, or a OS, etc, etc.).
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Roger is dead on here... Whilst von Braun was a brilliant engineer & scientist, his own "labor practices" during the War left a bit to be desired. He and the other Operation Paperclip were *really* lucky that the Cold War immediately followed WWII. Were that not the case, he probably would not have enjoyed the coddling he subsequently received.
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