You had fingers and toes???
We had to make snowballs on the 5-mile WALK to and from (homework) school,
which was uphill (both ways -- and we had year-round Winter), and
use those for calculations. (ever try to "carry" a snowball?)
We WISHED we had fingers and toes.
(frostbite took care of that at an early age)
There were rumors that we had cousins who lived in warmer clime's who
got to use sticks and stones. They were the lucky ones.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
> On 8/13/11 6:39 PM, system@... wrote:
> > "Jeff Jonas"<jeff_s_jonas@...> writes:
> >> for really REALLY vintage tech:
> >> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sliderule/ The International Slide
> >> Rule Group "ISRG" is devoted to collectors of slide rules and associated
> >> mechanical calculating instruments.
> > I went through undergrad Electronics Engineering with nothing more than
> > my mathematical skills and two slide rules. I didn't have a calculator
> > until graduate school and found it awkward.
> <voice type="get off my lawn">
> You had slide rules?! All we had were our fingers and toes! ;)
> Dave McGuire
> Port Charlotte, FL