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Math is fun!

September 9th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

Or it would be if I was doing it on a Curta Mechanical Calculator.
(Damned newfangled electronic calculators have no personality.)

Summary description of the Curta from Dark Roasted Blend:

* Entirely mechanical, no electricity or batteries involved. * Designed by Curt Herzstark in 1938 and perfected inside a concentration camp. * Considered to be the most efficient portable calculator (until electronic calculators came in the 70s) * Simply a thing of beauty, stunning piece of engineering art.

Click the link for more backstory, or watch the Curta do its thing (brace yourself for enthusiastic voiceover action):

I want it I want it I want it. The end.

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