Ed Driscoll

The Stryker Computer!

In a show of gratitude to USAF Sgt. John Stryker to the many planes he’s kept flying, the Department of Defense has commissioned IBM to build…The Stryker Computer!

(Or maybe it’s named after John Wayne’s character in Sands of Iwo Jima. Or possibly Robert Hays in Airplane. But I like my explanation best.)

Update: The Sarge isn’t very happy being replaced by his namesake. Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Richard Daystrom could not be reached for comment.