|Slide Rules Like I had in High School
After Terri wrote to me, I remembered that another dear friend, Charlotte, was the daughter of an engineer. I emailed Charlotte and asked if she might have any fond slide rule memories. I caught my friend and fellow writer on the verge of a deadline, but she responded regardless. "My dad had various size slide rules all over the house, in their little cases, and I was fascinated with them but never saw him use one!"
And since we're on the subject, just one more photo.
|Circular Slide Rule
One more thing, the Apollo Program including the trip to the Moon was based on calculations mostly made on....SLIDERULES!
Speaking of classic technology, check out the old chemistry set. And remember the best way to get a well educated science population is to start with a solid elementary science program.