Philip Roth is a two-time National Book Award Winner and recipient of the 2002 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. This interview appeared in the March 2, 2014 edition of The New York Times.
Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us
The human Computers, 1953 Looking back, the technology that put man on the moon seems incredibly basic. In the early days of space exploration, when electronic computers weren’t reliable and cutting-edge calculators could barely do basic functions, nearly all of the math was done by hand. Women — underpaid, overworked, and ultimately forgotten by even the institution they served — did most of it.