Consider your thoughts when downloading a ‘gadget’ for use with your computer. I see 200k and think to myself, “Huh! that can’t be capable of doing much.”
In 1969 computers had been around for twenty to thirty years. It was anticipated that they would take a massive part in the future of the World and so they have, haven’t they?
The computer aboard the LEM that left orbit around the moon to land on the surface had a computer that was relied upon to manage all aspects of the decent profile, thrust management and landing calculations. It used 40,000 lines of code and 160K of memory. Quite an achievement don’t you think?
I wonder how much space that computer system took up and what equivalent power could now be packed into the same space?