"Paul Winalski" <prune@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Commercial demand for more and more compute power was, and would
> have continued to, drive circuit miniaturization in the absence
> of the space program.
> Did the space program accelerate the development of computer
> circuit miniaturization and thus the development of integrated
> circuits? Very likely. But it would have happened anyway.
> -Paul W.
And other countries would have developed them first if we had not been in a
hurry. I was an adult during that era, and I DO know what was going on.