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Old 02-13-2007, 01:48 AM   #1
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Red face Alright who has it ?

Who has a pocket protector and a slide rule ?
Is it mine ? Do you know how to use it ?

How about a protractor or compass ?

Well I'm waiting to hear your stories !

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Old 02-13-2007, 02:13 AM   #2
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Last time I used a slide rule I was an order regulator for Ace News back in the 60's. Used it to figure out national magazine distribution quotas based on previous sales.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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When I started college as an engineering student, there were no pocket calculators readily available. I carried a slide rule but no pocket protector.

In drafting class we used compasses and protractors.

Of course now there are computers, calculators and CAD/CAM software.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:34 AM   #4
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"Of course now there are computers, calculators and CAD/CAM software." - ...and my engineer husband still carries a slide rule to this day. Thank God the pocket protector went by the wayside years ago!!

I have one in my tool box along with a protractor - don't use either much anymore...
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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When I started college as an engineering student, there were sticks and rocks.

In drafting class we used sticks and rocks (again).

Of course, then someone discovered fire, and then the wheel.



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Old 02-13-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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Memories of my high school Trig and Algebra classes just came rushing back!!!
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:51 AM   #7
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Very funny, very funny. Just keep in mind that I still have some of those stick and rocks so don't get too close.

Hey, does that qualify as elder abuse?
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:16 AM   #8
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Maidrite: I think you should have posted pictures.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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yup me too, the affordable scientific calculator appeared just as I got my BA. So trig precalc and calc, not to mention some physics was done with the slide rule...a fine tool, a great teaching device which is why my students today have ****for brains...they never have had to understand the various relationships with which they work.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:40 AM   #10
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yup me too, the affordable scientific calculator appeared just as I got my BA. So trig precalc and calc, not to mention some physics was done with the slide rule...a fine tool, a great teaching device which is why my students today have ****for brains...they never have had to understand the various relationships with which they work.
And just think how much your brain mellow'd out because you did not use the math instruments prior to these!
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