We mentioned that we would occasionally get whimsical this summer.
If you used one of these, or are familiar with a slide rule, and we might as well throw in log tables too.
Tell us about it, leave a comment.
What on earth does a slide rule have to do with anything else. It was perhaps the first hand held calculator.
Agreed it was a slow way to calculate, but it also engaged the brain in the craft of calculating. Since back in the day, your brain was the first calculator.
In the days of the slide rule that craft of diagnosing, and repairing cars was in the human brain.
Perhaps in 2014 we are slowly, and inexorably omitting a level of craftsmanship in most of our endeavors, relying on technology to do the grunt work, the menial tasks, and erroneously thinking that its all good.
We could keep on going here, but surely you grasp that as humans, we are infinitely capable of applying craftmanship, artistry, even genius in our endeavours and activities.
What do you think? Leave a comment.