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Last October it was 50 years of Sputnik. The cold war aside, the shock spurred several initiatives in the following years which lead to

  • An engineering boom and the new math
  • DARPA, NLS, hypertext, and the Internet's and GUI's ancestors
  • The National Science Foundation NSF
  • Standardized project management frameworks
  • And last but not least: A man on the moon in 1969 - whatever happened since then ...

1 month ago Bill Gates asked on LinkedIn: "How can we do more to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and technology?" My answer was: “As parents: Be afraid of the future (Sputnik effect) and provide good toys (LEGO, fischertechnik).”

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