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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sorry but..

If you wanted a calculator back in 1973, you'd better have been prepared to shell-out 70 bucks.. , now they sell them for like a buck a piece...

7 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Ha! That is insane. Those graphing calculators now are hundres of dollars. I guess I'll wait to get one for another 30 years or so...

Sans Pantaloons said...

I have one of those calcs. I also have far too much junk.
I'll need to get an Ebay account...

joe said...

So is there anyone out there that even owns a slide-rule anymore? And know how to use it??

Mnmom said...

My Dad knew - he was an engineer. He also owned a Commodore Vic-20 "computer". The first home computers available to the masses. It was a thing of beauty.

joe said...

I think the first digital watches were like $500 a pop. The same ones that eventually sold for $5 a pop..

Wendel said...

$70 ????

Where???

When I started college in the 70s these things were in the hundreds.

In 1976 they came out with a calculator watch along with a pen you needed to push the buttons.
Then president Ford wanted one, but at over $1000 her thought it was too expensive.

joe said...

I had a digital watch but never got used to the feeling of a watch around my wrist. Not even to this day..

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