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Re: Reading Ransome in the War and Young Ladies' Calculators

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Posted by Alex on February 20, 2022 at 22:35:19 user Alex.

In Reply to: Reading Ransome in the War and Young Ladies' Calculators posted by Catherine Joan Lamont on February 20, 2022 at 11:57:48:

I didn't read Ramsome until the late 1950s when my brother and I, teenagers, were doing similar sailing to that on the Broads. A much smaller mudflats inlet or out to sea to do an hour crossing to the next port and then back again and working the tides.

When at College (High School), the last year, a couple of students had slide rules and were rubbished for having them. We all used log tables. As soon as I started an apprenticeship it was mandatory to have a slide rule. Some educational institutes were a bit backward.

About the last year of my apprenticeship I asked if mains powerpoints would be provided for electronic calculators? The question was redundant the next year with battery calculators coming on the market.

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