Recently, sitting in the shack with some local hams... I was leaning back in
the command chair, feet comfortably on the desk...
A question was raised about an issue that needed a numerical answer... I was
comfortable and loath to sit up and bring up the calculator on the computer
With my head cradled in my hands I am looking up the wall behind me... On the
shelf above my head, sticking out, was a log-log-antilog slip stick in it's
leather case, from my youth of nearly 60 years ago...
I casually reached up and pulled down the slide rule... As I pulled it from
it's case, one of the younger fellas looked at me and said, "you gotta be
"Nope.". I said... Remember we put men on the moon with these gadgets...
<meanwhile I am sweating bullets trying to remember how to do this>
A second later I confidently read off the answer...
"Yup", they all agreed, "that's right."
"Now I've seen everything.", said the young fella, just shaking his head...
While I didn't let on, I was pleased to still be able to do something I
haven't done it 30 years...
denny / k8do
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