[vcf-midatlantic] Slide rules, lots and lots of 'em

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Nov 7 22:40:30 EST 2017

On 11/07/2017 09:36 PM, Glenn Roberts via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Ah a fellow RPI'er!  I was one of the minions lugging my Keuffel & Esser up and down the hills of Troy, but lo and behold a piece of pocket-sized engineering beauty began to appear on campus (among those lucky, or rich enough) - the HP-35 "slide rule" pocket calculator!  It would be a few calculator generations later that I could afford one (the HP-21) but I was hooked for life on HP and RPN!  Nothin like em!

  Right there with you on that.  I use an HP-48GX at my desk, an HP-41CV
on the RF bench, and an HP-49G in the calibration lab.

  I also have one of the SwissMicros HP-16C clones, if you don't know
about those you should check 'em out.  Their models emulate the
processors and run the actual HP firmware.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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