>BTW, I was very happy to get a 4 function calculator with % and memory
>when I was in the 8th grade. The 9 volt battery lasted about 20 minutes.
> But it sure beat using a slide rule.
I remember a Popular Mechanics article I read when I was in the eleventh
grade which was titled "Now -- a four-function calculator for under
I sometimes hold my Newton up in front of my classes and tell them
that when I was an undergraduate, the computing needs for the entire
faculty were covered by a single mainframe with about the same central
processing power and amount of core memory. --PR
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