The Birth of JOIN: Chapter 2
Rockwell Space Division
The monochrome screen flickered as the data flowed. Men gathered around the monitor as if it was a shrine. The tension was real. Without fanfare a message appeared on the screen that said “IMS READY”. The first computer based DBMS was operational.
One billion people held there breathe.The landing strut touched the powdery surface and kicked up a small cloud of the alien substance. 216 parts on each of the four “feet” groaned under the sudden stress. The Eagle had landed.
Only a handful of the watching billion was thinking of the DBMS that brought...