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Slide Rules Back in Production - Les Bell - 09-02-2009

There must be some kind of geek chic factor involved in slide rules, because ThinkGeek have started manufacturing slide rules. See http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/be12/?cpg=101T.

Best,

--- Les

[http://www.lesbell.com.au]


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - hecube - 09-02-2009

Perhaps they could also get in the true RPN vintage calculator business?


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - Martin Pinckney - 09-02-2009

YIKES! I just checked TAS, and a Post Versalog (like mine) is at $70! I think I'll start using it again...


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - db (martinez, ca.) - 09-02-2009

What! No belt loop?

These new fangled slide whatchamacallits are just a flash in the pan. I'll stick with my good ole Curta.


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - Geoff Quickfall - 09-03-2009

You bet, i have taken my curta II through british security and had to demonstrate it's use before they let me through!

Cheers,


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - Reth - 09-03-2009

Are they "upgradeable"?

If not, I'm out. ;) (and it's not me only! ;) )


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - hecube - 09-03-2009

They obviously copped the "Pickett" brand look:




Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - hpnut - 09-03-2009

They ought to carry a warning on the package "Batteries Not Included" ;-)


Re: Slide Rules Back in Production - htom trites jr - 09-03-2009

Pickett-look box, might be a clone of one of the training Picketts.

Warning: Batteries not required; thinking not provided.