Not even a mention of the 41C



#8

http://whoknew.news.yahoo.com/?nc&vid=26149281


#9

Neither of the HP 35.


#10

Both the HP-35 and the HP-65 are in the Smithsonian museum of technology.

Namir

#11

Interesting that the blurb claims the "first calculator" was an upgrade from the "calculators then in use."

#12

Quote:
http://whoknew.news.yahoo.com/?nc&vid=26149281


So, how can the Mark I have been "The World's First Electronic Calculator", when it wasn't an electronic calculator? It was an electro-mechanical calculator, as a glance through its operation manual clearly shows.

Unless the distinction between solid-state circuitry and gears and relays isn't important in defining the world's first "forerunner of all modern computers", of course.

In other news, Curtas Do Not Look Like That.


#13

Quote:

In other news, Curtas Do Not Look Like That.


So in a news story purporting to give us some interesting historical tidbits on early calculators, they photoshop a Curta to look like a grenade. And they present it as truth, never bothering to state it was, apparently, a joke.

Mainstream news is disgusting to me. Every story I see, which I have some detailed knowledge of (mainly aerospace or astronomy topics) has falsehoods that could easily be corrected if they cared.

I remember after this huge duststorm that hit Phoenix last month I decided to watch one of the alphabet national news shows to see what they had to say. In a story about 1 minute long there were 4 falsehoods. All of them designed to make it more extreme, unusual, and apocalyptic than it really was.


#14

Yep. It is true. They screw up all the time.


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