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On Sat, 25 Jul 2015, Harvey Nimmo wrote:

On Sat, 2015-07-25 at 14:54 -0400, James Knott wrote:
On 07/25/2015 09:35 AM, Graham P Davis wrote:
> We only had log tables; standard slide rules weren't allowed as they
> were too inaccurate. Drifting a bit more OT, ball-point pens weren't allowed either, only 
fountain pens.
> To put this in some sort of perspective, I left school in 1962 aged 18.

Did they have slide rules way back then?  ;-)

We used them in physics and electricity & electronics classes.

Yes, that was shortly after they finally ditched the abacus

and thus ends this excursus into archaic calculation devices.

(though I do wonder when people learned to use fingers or digits to count...<g>.)


Felmon Davis

A stitch in time saves nine.

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