Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Career Began in 1961

Since then, technology has changed the world
by Richard A.

I started my career in Sunnyvale with the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in 1961 in Building 104. I also helped out with some of the analyses for the missiles division in Building 156. These were practically the only buildings on that campus in those days. For computers, we used punched cards on the IBM 704, the first mass-produced computer. Its computer power was less than what you get now in an iPod. Can you imagine—we’ve advanced from a room full of tubes to a handheld device. What a change!