In praise of… Neil #Armstrong

When NASA landed the Curiosity rover on Mars I blogged in praise of NASA; commenting that NASA and the space programme were probably largely responsible for me becoming a scientist. I was obviously therefore sad to hear that Neil Armstrong had died.
He was a “reluctant hero” and often said “he was just doing his job.” In an age where people with no obvious talent or achievements crave fame and celebrity his modesty is a lesson to us all. He may have “just been doing his job” – but what a job!

from The Universal Machine

About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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