Peter Deegan used to tell people that a simple digital watch could beat the crap out of the Apollo 11 lunar landing computer. And that was before modern smartwatches.
He was wrong …
It turns out that a humble USB-C charger has more ‘grunt’ than the rope memory computer on ‘Eagle’.
Forest Heller has done a very detailed comparison
In short, a USB-C charger is:
- Over 550 times faster than the Apollo Guidance Computer
- Store more than 1.5 times the instructions
- Twice the memory
“we would only need the compute power of 4 Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 USB-C chargers to get to the moon “