Doug Jones responded to Greg Burch's question:
> > How quickly after the development of a general purpose programmable
> > assembler could a completely "de novo space program" be developed, and how
> > many (or rather, how few) people with what expertise would be necessary
>How few? Three people- ... How fast? Mighty damn quick. ...
>Bottom line: Give me the right tools and I could be out of here tomorrow.
"Mighty damn quick" isn't very precise. And how fast you could develop the tools is part of the question. So.. a month, a year, ten years, or what?
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