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Jan
21st
2022

this calculator is what your teachers were thinking about when they told you that you wouldn't always have a calculator with you. · 7:42am January 21st

TI calls it the Datamath.

I call it the C H O N K ulator.

this 4-function calculator takes 4 AA batteries and is like 5 times thicker than my phone.

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My mother has one of the original Phillips ones from the 1980s. Still works.

lol. (What year is that calculator from?)

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The formally introduction of the Datamath took place on September 21, 1972, the Version 2 was introduced February 1973.

—Datamath.org

I guarantee you this is not what my teachers were thinking about...

This is what my teacher's teachers were thinking about

I'm like 90% sure my smartphone has a calculator, and 99% sure that a lack of smartphone means I've just been robbed/mugged and therefore have more important problems than whether I can do math. (Aside from being by far the easiest way to contact emergency services, I keep my wallet and keys in the same pocket so those would presumably be missing as well)

Wait a second... the TF2 construction PDA looks almost exactly like this! I always thought the PDA looked like it had a calculator keyboard!

I got a TI-59 just a couple of years later. Pretty sure that's the sort of thing my science and math teachers had in mind, not simple arithmetic.

Still have the TI-59 but the battery pack died decades ago and I haven't been motivated to whip up a replacement.

When your alt account uses it, more like the TONKulator amirite?

Also never a bad time for this meme:

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