We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Here's the heart of the matter. The Fed is a patsy. It is a pathetic dependent of the big Wall Street banks, traders and hedge funds. Everything (it does) is designed to keep this rickety structure from unwinding. If you had a (former Fed Chairman) Paul Volcker running the Fed today — utterly fearless and independent and willing to scare the hell out of the market any day of the week — you wouldn't have half, you wouldn't have 95%, of the speculative positions today.
Not to argue the point, but the ABC "computer" was nothing more than the original electronic calculator despite what "litigation proved".
If you really want to get into the "who's first" debate, you have to consider Konrad Zuse who built the very first Turing complete computer in 1941. Unfortunately, nobody heard about it until about 1946 when IBM bought the concept and patented the device.
if the USN had made a spoiling attack on the INJ assembling at Hittokapu Bay in November 1941 -- plausibly justifiable as an act of self-defense -- the issue of what should be done about Iranian nukes would be a lot clearer.