[referring to their meeting with Jim Webb]

Al Harrison: How did that feel in there, Paul? You think you enlightened the administrator? Hm? No, he didn’t look enlightened to me. He look enlightened to you, Sam?

Sam Turner: Not particularly.

Al Harrison: And just so you know, he’s not wrong about what he said in there. You know that, right? Because now that they can get up there, a bomb will follow. It’s what happens to all our good ideas. I imagine theirs too. Where’s… Where’s the machine?

Ruth: Any day now, Mr. Harrison.

Al Harrison: Any day now.

Ruth: Yes, sir.

Al Harrison: What’s it called? The initials?

Ruth: The IBM.

Paul Stafford: International Business Machines.

Al Harrison: Space is a business. I need a mathematician.

Ruth: I’ll put in another request, sir.

Al Harrison: Another request. Jesus Christ. We don’t have a single person in this entire building that can handle analytic geometry?

Ruth: That’s what I’ve been told.

Al Harrison: Tell me something else, Ruth, like we’re going to find such a person before the Russians plant a flag on the damn moon.”

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