1996-12-06 - Re: The Science Generations

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-06 09:14:28 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 01:14:28 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 01:14:28 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: The Science Generations
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Timothy C. May wrote:
> Steve brings us some important issues. Even a few crypto-related issues, later.
> At 7:08 PM -0800 12/5/96, Steve Schear wrote:
> >When I was doing my undergraduate work several of us built a heat-seeking
> >and homing circuit which we subsequently tested in a small (24-inch) solid


> I believe there have been roughly (very roughly) three genarations of
> "science kids":


> * Generation 3: The computer generation. The 1970s-80s, who grew up with
> Commodore PETs and Apple IIs (and some later machines). These are the "new
> pioneers"  of the 1980s-90s, the Marc Andreesens and the like.

I would guess that those who became and remained successful technically
(as opposed to becoming "business people") were using HP computers and
such in the 1970s.  I for one was a heavy user then, and PETs, Apples,
Radio Shack, etc. computers weren't reliable enough for serious work.