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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Calculator has a long distinguished history including, of course, the abacus. Examining the calculator from the 1940s through the present is, I thought, a remarkable way to trace much of the totality of technological advance in all fields.

The advanced mechanical calculators especially intrigue me. The article is comprehensive and following some of the links especially rewarding to fans of beautiful and striking obsolete mechanisms.

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