[Boatanchors] FS: POST VERSALOG
gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 30 18:59:08 EST 2016
When I was a freshman at Georgia Tech, 1962, every student was required to purchase either a Post Versalog or a K+E slide rule. However, at least in any class that I took, none required you to use a particular slide rule!
I had a circular slide rule that my high school physics had obtained for any of his students that wanted one and use that slide rule in class, etc. That slide rule was printed onto a metal surface and, eventually, the lettering wore off. But, it lasted until I got out of college.
I still have my Post Versalog and, for all practical purposes, it is still brand new! The color on the leather case has faded over the years. But, for being over 50-years old, it is still in excellent shape.
One has to realize that in every cellular telephone there is more computing capacity than all the computers that NASA had to put man on the moon in 1969! Students today rely on a pocket calculator and many don't have any ability to even add / subtract without the calculator, let alone multiply or divide!
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