HP-41C pocket calculator

by Metaminds / 24 March

39 years ago NASA demonstrated the power of being prepared for any type of situation: by installing a specific software on the HP-41C pocket calculator, the astronauts from the first space shuttle flights were able to calculate the exact angle at which they needed to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

”Nowadays a mobile phone has roughly 5.5 million times more processing power than the pocket calculator and so does the malware. Not that you typically need to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere on a Monday morning using your new shiny mobile phone, but better to keep it safe than sorry.” Marius Marinescu, Chief Technology Officer at Metaminds.