Give Me That Old Time Technology

Stephen Wildstrom

I have recently renewed a long-time interest in old scientific instruments and, along the way, I think I have learned something interesting about today's technology, compared to the way things used to be.

Give Me That Old Time Technology

My latest acquisition, by way of of eBay of course, is a Keuffel & Esser Model 4092-3 log-log slide rule, a lovely mahogany and celluloid device 70 or so years old that works as well as it did they day it was bought. Lesson No. 1: Today we buy disposable technology. This stuff was built to last.

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