I don't doubt we went to the Moon. We did! However, I do question whether or not we could do it again now!
Imagine Apollo 13 happening today...
Mission Control: "Failure is NOT an option, you've got 30 minutes to find a solution!!"
Engineers: "But, but...but, sir, Windows is downloading updates, and, and,...and then we've got to run a virus scan"
Mission Control: "Screw the computer, do it longhand!"
Engineers: "But, but...but, sir all the equations are on the computer, and, and...there's no more books to look them up...they're on the computer
Mission Control: "Get out a pencil and a piece of paper and get to solving!!"
Engineers: "Sir? Pencil? Paper? What are these things you refer to?????
If there's not a hyperlink to a "wiki' knowledge base, and a FAQ link...we're DOOMED!!
(ring, ring, ring) "Hello, I would like to help you veddy much, my name is Rajnish Mukupodianpan, with what may a help you very much with toooday?"
Engineers: "DUDE! We're in like DEEP Kim Chi here, dude and need like some serious help, Bro!"
Tech Support: "What is this Kim Chee you speak of, I do not understand this very much, thank you?"
Engineers: "No, dude, you don't understand...we're in serious trouble here!!! We need help, and we need it NOW!!!"
Tech Support: "Okay, I do understand you, sir, thank you very much. What is your tech support ID number and PIN, thank you veddy much?"
Mission Control: "What the F# is going on down there (in the basement)????!!!"
Engineers: "Sir, we've got our best people working on it, but we're having some minor computer problems and we've got tech support on the line now"
Tech Support: "May I have your tech support ID and PIN number now, thank you veddy much. I will be glad to help you veddy much when you provide me
this information, thank you veddy much."
CAPCOM: "It is with the gravest regret we must report Apollo 13 has hurtled past Earth, bounced off of our atmosphere and has been lost to outer space
with no chance of return."
Engineers (to Mission Control): "Okay, boss, five minutes and we should be back up on-line! Boss?.......Boss??????
edit on 2/18/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)