Survey: Tablet Use Continues to Soar

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  1. giradman

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    Well, I was an undergrad @ U. of Michigan, 1964-67 before entering medical school - my calculating machine was a slide rule (like the one below) which I just donated to Goodwill (maybe I should have kept it?) - the leather holster attached to my belt buckle (you could always tell who was a science-math student in those days) - it's use was permitted on tests in those courses - :)

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    I have one of those...my mom had one, which I have kept!! :)
     
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    The funny thing is, I've seen those in interior design photos, displayed as "found objects."
     
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    Well, one good thing is that a slide rule never required batteries or a charger - :D
     
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    That's what my mom says about her abacus, lol.
     
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    Hey, does she 'network' w/ her abacus? :thumbs:

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    Boy, I looked @ that link and the pic below pretty much matches my slide rule, i.e. a Pickett (yellow) w/ a similar leather case - that one is going for $60 on eBay - my bros do eBay - maybe I should have sent it to them to sell? :)

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    Lol. Her abacus almost led to us getting spanked as young kids, because she discovered us trying to slide across the floor with our butts on it. Very bad luck, she said.
     

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