Doing things the hard way


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

Author: gazoopi

After finally leaving the world of the black suit and tie, briefcase and laptop, hotel rooms and airports, and donning sandals, jeans and a flat cap, I have entered a new world of creative writing. If, through my written work, I can create a smile, cause a tear to fall or stimulate an LOL from my readers, I will be a winner!

7 thoughts on “Doing things the hard way”

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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