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This website has collected hundreds of advertisements of electronic gadgets and games over the past decades -- all scrollable on one very, very long webpage!  Here're two of them:






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Hah, those calculators are cheap.  I remember my Dad buying me the first Texas Instrument calculator for over $100.00.  All it could do was add, subtract, multiply, divide and sq roots.
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Ha! Remember the Bowmar Brain? Also over a hundred bucks, but it could add 2 plus 2 like nobody's business.

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Hah, those calculators are cheap.  I remember my Dad buying me the first Texas Instrument calculator for over $100.00.  All it could do was add, subtract, multiply, divide and sq roots.

I bet you could always trust the answer though, and not have it lock up or need reboot all the time!

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Hah, those calculators are cheap.  I remember my Dad buying me the first Texas Instrument calculator for over $100.00.  All it could do was add, subtract, multiply, divide and sq roots.

I work with a guy that still has and uses his Texas Instrument calculator that he paid $100 for in the early 70's while in college. He also has and uses his penknife from the 60's. And wooden ruler. Probably underwear too, but I ain't askin'.
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My first Computer. Even came with a 16 KB external ram module!


Sinclair 1000 by Cory Lindsay, on Flickr

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If you're talking memory lane, this is what I used to use before calculators.

I was already in college when the first calculator that could do anything more than add/subtract/multiple/ divide came out and we were forbidden to use one in class .

This ancient device did everything, and cost only a few bucks.



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TJ:

I had one of those too (Sinclair).  Even got a printer for it.  Thermal paper.  Don't see that much anymore.


Trout:

My class was the first in my high school to allow calculator use in class and to dispense with:

 o  winter swimming
 o  learning slide rule

1977 was a good year.  Even back then, I loved gadgets and hated the cold.  I wouldn't have minded learning the slide rule though.


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My class was the first in my high school to allow calculator use in class and to dispense with:

 o  winter swimming
 o  learning slide rule

1977 was a good year.  Even back then, I loved gadgets and hated the cold.  I wouldn't have minded learning the slide rule though.

LOL: That was the year I graduated from college.

My senior class was the first class to get to use an 'interactive computer', where instead of inputting punch cards into the compiler, you actually got to see what you were typing on a little monitor.


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I still have my Post Versalog slide rule, along with a couple of others.

I've always been an HP calculator user, RPN all the way.  Paid over $300 for an HP35 in 1974, used it well into the 90's.  The last time I sent it in for repair HP called and said they couldn't fix it and did I want it back, I said yes, when I got it back they also sent me a new calculator.


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If you're talking memory lane, this is what I used to use before calculators.

I was already in college when the first calculator that could do anything more than add/subtract/multiple/ divide came out and we were forbidden to use one in class .

This ancient device did everything, and cost only a few bucks.


I can remember when those were faster than calculators.
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Holy Cow, I remember a lot of that stuff. That football game was cool. Little red dashes were the players. And the Little Professor owl calculator. Thanks for post. Brings back a few memories.
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