Slipsticks and calculators and a clock

From: Kip Crosby <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 11:28:54 1998

At 11:34 2/4/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Texas Instruments was naming some of their calculators "SR" (for Slide
>Rule) up until the mid-80's, at least. My first one was the SR-10...the LED
>"wedge". $110, IIRC....Was that TI's first?

So my father thought, at least, when he bought the first one he saw, for
$140. My mother was appalled.

(He also bought TI's first, maybe the first-in-the-US, LED digital clock,
the TI-71. I don't remember how much that was, and suspect he never let
on, but it's here now, still keeping fine time.)

Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California
Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 11:28:54 GMT

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