Victor Rivero's

Old School: Slide Rule

In Old School on November 26, 2009 at 6:11 pm

DEVELOPED IN THE 1600s, it was still the coolest calculation tool in the classroom way up until about 1974 when the scientific calculator made it largely obsolete. Before scientific calculators, students apparently had a greater conceptual understanding of mathematical operations. Many of you reading this right now might be cautious to comment here on any personal experiences with this implement lest you reveal your true age. $15 (1960s prices). Website

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