Reply to post: Re: Red is the new Blacklist - again.

US Department of Defense releases list of firms allegedly linked to the Chinese Army. Surprise surprise, Huawei makes an appearance

Mike 16 Silver badge

Re: Red is the new Blacklist - again.

IIRC, the Red Scare was indirectly responsible for the creation of the much loved (in some quarters) LGP-30.

WARNING: From memory, not re-researched for this comment ---

Stan Frankel lost his security clearance (after working on the Manhattan Project) because his grandfather had some connection to the Communist Party. As a result, he ended up teaching, but he had caught "The computing disease", and become dependent on computing, so he designed a _very_ simple computer for Cal Tech, which was then licensed and produced, and sold well.

Without politically motivated harassment of tech types, where would (useful) new products come from?

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