A sincere, golden corner of the internet here: The Datamath Calculator Museum. The online museum is a historic, matter-of-fact and outrageously in-depth look at the history of calculators in the modern world. Remember the first time that a “scientific calculator” appeared on your back-to-school list? This trove will take you hurtling back to sitting in double maths using that very machine to write “boobless” (80087355) over and over again until the bell rang.
As I’m not much of a maths person, it’s hard for me to relate to the level of detail this site goes into in the way of the digital make-up of these ubiquitous machines. I do, however, enjoy the back-story from the anonymous creator of this lauded site – I was hoping he’d be one of those people who was born to be obsessed with something, and I was right. The way he describes in the Me, My Family and Hobbies section being entirely unable to resist dismantling calculators from a young age fills me with a glowing love for this earth.
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