|Re: Does anyone, in all earnest, still use slide rules for work?|
Message #35 Posted by Ed Look on 5 Sept 2009, 12:29 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by hecube
Well, my boss does, only in jest and very, very, infrequently, just to show the superiority of his "slipstick" over my beloved HP calculators.
The only time I might best him in such peeing contests is when we have slightly more complicated, relative to say, a gas law calculation, or a more than one step conversion, and just by punching in "XEQ <whatever label>", the HP calc renders the result ahead of his laminated wood or plastic or whatever it's made of generating frictional heat.
Unfortunately, I fear his slipstick is more politically correct- it's green and the HP uses batteries. Oh well.