Clock (off topic)

From: Riccardo <>
Date: Sat Jan 10 15:27:05 1998

At 13:29 09/01/98 -0800, Kip Crosby wrote:
>Between Christmas and New Year's I was cleaning out my mother's house and
>found a Texas Instruments TI-71, complete with its docs and warranty card.
>This is a small, line-powered digital clock. Still works fine.
>What interests me here is that I recall hearing an unsupported contention,
>years ago, that this was the _first_ commodity digital clock that used
>seven-segment displays instead of flippers. Can anyone confirm or deny?

Yes, more or less the "nostalgic taste" is more or less the same with all
the '70 's innovations.
I recall my first electronic watch: it was one of those black TI with red
plastic display.
Because of it's strong energy consumption, I had to replace the cells every

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