Mudcat Café message #537098 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38216   Message #537098
Posted By: GUEST,
28-Aug-01 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
I was taught use a sliderule at school, and I use a mechanical do dah for addition and subtraction where you slide a stilus along slots - I can use an abacus too. It is so reasuring that they don't require batteries and so will never fade out on me.

when I was very young - about five years old - I used to go out with my father to houses where he drilled a hole in the side of the TV so they could get the second TV channel - the one with adverts, not BBC - by turning a switch on the little box he wired up through the hole.