calculator evolution

During class last week, I was stunned to see my classmate’s scientific calculator.


Goodness! It must be the grandfather of my calculator!

Buy the way, the owner is a middle age man (in post-grad class you can see quite a number of “senior” students). He might have been using this calculator since his undergrad days waaaaay back then.


Look at the functions available.

Those are basic programming formulas that people don’t even bother learning anymore (unless you are a hard core programmer, maybe). Very old school.


Just compare its size with my new generation calculator. Wow!

Yeah, sometimes simple nerdy stuff like this excites me ;-)

17 comments:

dyanna said...

wah, siap ade qwerty keypad lagi! cool.. ntah this is a calculator with sms function :P

dieya said...

hahaha sms.. i wonder! the qwerty pad memang cool. also the big two-line screen, tak payah susah2 nak scroll all the way to the end if you type in long calculation.

JaJa'Z said...

uik..old skulllll

niSamiR said...

wahh..malaysians or foreigns???mcm 70's punye je..ahh statistic..goooooodnessss...:(

btw..how do u study ur stat thing ek Dieya??

Erin said...

antique! x tahan nak gelak, 2nd pic -- personal computer? lol...!

dieya said...

k jaja,
yeah old giler kan! tahap muzium dah kot.. hahaha!

nisa,
malaysian, he's quite senior though. that's actually during finance class. i don't learn stats laa dear. dulu zaman buat bachelor degree ada laa belajar basic stats. tu pun dah fenin! ;-)

erin,
hahaha! zaman tu kira dah habis canggih laa kot.. maklumlaa mana ada notebook ke iPad ke kan. dah bleh buat function GOSUB on calculator kita habis hebat laa.. hahaha!

Liza said...

very interesting calculator, all this scientific calculators reminded me during the times i took add maths for SPM, that was my first experience using it.

. de baloon. said...

waaahh.. hehe ni kalau bwk msk hall mase exam gempak nih ;p grandfather of my calculator. haha beshnye.. mane nk dpt ek?

ahkakbatik said...

dia sayang barang lama yg berjasa...macam cik som sayang henpon cap ayam.., macam kaktek sayang errr... takde sayang..mana-mana boleh gadai dah lama kaktek gadai.. ngee...

Aida Rezuan said...

Dieya,

Tuh dia.. tuh kalo rosak ke hapa, memang tak de kedai terima nak repair. Model dah pupus :D

* Jangan cakap gitu, saya still guna tau those programming commands. Huhu!

dieya said...

k liza,
hey you could use scientific calculator back then? i couldn't! had to rely on the normal one. and lots of add maths formulas to memorize, the teacher made us memorize even though they were provided in the exam!


isma,
hahaha jgn tak jumpa apa nak tekan sudah. banyak giler buttons dia. takde jual lagi dah, selongkar laa kakak abang pakcik makcik punya reta benda zaman sekolah dulu.. bleh jumpa kot!

k tek,
agaknya kalu gadai calculator tuh baper usd dapat? cukup tak nak beli kicap kipas udang? ;-)

aida,
kihkihkihhh! ada gak org yg find those commands berguna yek. chup, your calculator pun rupa gini gak ke???

Aida Rezuan said...

Dieya,

Hmm.. what I meant was, I use those commands in programming. I don't have a calculator. Hehe!

dieya said...

aida,
hahaha! i was thinking wanna ask you to amik gambar your calculator. wah u don't even need a calculator, such a genius eh!

Aida Rezuan said...

Dieya,
Uiks! Not a genius la dear. I don't have any coz I don't play with numbers like you. Takat 1+1, saya guna jari jek. Hehe!

dieya said...

aida,
i have different types of calculators for different uses. tu tak masuk lagi guna spreadsheet for complex calculations.
kadang2 1+1 pun guna calculator gaks. too much reliance on machines, sampai tak confident nak congak..hahaha!

. de baloon. said...

hehe isma pakai kalkulator biase je kak.. penah tu duit xmasok lg, time tu kalkulator xbole gune. nk bli xde duit. yela accounting's student byk kire2 kn. isma gune kalkulator phone buat quiz tau! ;p lecturer xtlg mase tu cz dia pn xbwk kalkulator spare.. huhu mmg sakit jari nk tekan button.. hish

dieya said...

isma,
alahai sadis sungguh sampai nak buat kuiz pakai kalkulator phone! nanti i carikan sempoa ke, biji getah ke, biji saga ke.. bleh buat kira2 ek ;-)