quote: Sure a different level of tech but it was still cutting edge back then.
quote: Bit me customer....
quote: C'mon! You have to admit that's quite the whopper of an understatement. The more complex a system gets, the more difficult it is to design, the more people you need, the more difficult it is to find the right people, the more points of failure are introduced, and the more difficult it is test.
quote: It's called complexity. Nothing from those days had anything close to this level of complexity. They were innovative, but overall they had much fewer "moving parts", which made their planning and development much more predictable.
quote: If ultimately comes down to, if these things were easy to do, everyone would be doing it.
quote: the primary reason for the existence of defense contractors is not to deliver products, but rather to make money