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The article on the ENIAC did not report that the Army's Ballistic Research Laboratories contracted with the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania to do the mind-numbing mathematics necessary for calculating trajectories. As soon as the project was completed, the ENIAC was moved to the BRL. Its progress and subsequent utilization were under the direct supervision of a series of BRL commanders, i.e., then Colonels Hermann Zornig, Leslie Simon and Alden Taber. Norman T. Dennis Colonel,U.S.A. (ret.) Pensacola, Fla.Nigeria's New Start
The report on Nigeria [WORLD, Feb. 17] was encouraging to all Nigerians in the U.S. as well as those in Nigeria. The Western press has for so long painted a depressing picture of Africa. More important is the effort of President Badamasi Babangida to inspire Nigerians to live within their means. Samuel Iwu Camden, N.J.
Without a thorough housecleaning, Babangida's "military democracy" will lead to the type of civil democracy Nigeria has known for almost three decades, one that is filled with abuses, excesses and lack of discipline. Vincent Ude Monrovia, Liberia
President Babangida is quoted as saying that previous political formulas have failed. It is not the system but the men who operated the government who have failed. If leaders will act with probity, trust and selflessness, and the masses are given a chance to earn an honest living, Nigeria will have a political machine that will work. Timi Adebowale London