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Doing things the hard way

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Just sorting through some old stuff. Who could still use one of these?

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  1. Four-eyed English Genius
    September 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I, too, have just had a clear out and found a couple of those. I only used one of them, and that was at Uni. By the time I started work, computers had been reduced to the size of a single room and used teletype terminals. I gave mine to a charity shop and the girl behind the counter asked me what on earth they were. Still, she reckoned they might fetch something as an antique. πŸ™‚

  2. September 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Snap, not as complicated as yours though.
    slide rule

  3. September 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I used one for some years in biz, calculating all those costings, forecasts, percentages, exchange values. Do you remember the big cylindrical version used by the real number crunchers?

  4. September 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I always remember one of the girls in our class who sat just in front of me.
    I would often sit with a sly drool.

  5. September 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I used one of these at school as well, but I think we were one of the last school classes who did and no-one afterwards would use these. My niece laughed at me when I first showed it to her. To be honest, I always found it rather cumbersome and reverted back to old manual methods with pen and paper, where possible. But nowadays our computers are great, once you know how to use them.

  6. September 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Gaz, uebersetzen, bitte! 😱

  7. September 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Janus, I wouldn’t dare πŸ™‚

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