I should add to my above comment, howwever.
NO competent pilot would have allowed any of the reasons stated in the article to cause a crash.
Somehow, without computers, pilots have managed to check flap positions, etc. using (wait for it) their own eyes.
I laugh when I fly with some of the recent private pilots, who would be lost without GPS and computer aided auto pilots. I could only wish they were piloting Air Force One. (However, our AF-1 military pilots - no matter what they think about the Loon-In-Chief, wouldn’t be fooled by faulty computer readings).
The computer had nothing to do with it. It was working, just slow. The pilots did not do their job.
BTW, I’d wager that microsoft played a significant part in the design and construction of the airplane.
The need to yack on the radio non-stop because they like to feel self-important is notably worse as well.