Archive for Old Calculators

Screen Rot…

Back in the day… who knew?!? Who knew that one day, the technological devices of the era would have issues with their displays. LCD displays were a welcome advancement over the LED displays of the day when it came to long battery life and smaller, thinner devices. Among those devices are “pocket computers” that were […]

Retro Christmas Wishlist: Day 11 – 15

Ten days in this series so far. Did any of the things I have posted ever show up on your former wishlists, or even better, show up as a gift during the holidays? Don’t forget to start at the beginning of this series if you haven’t done so already. Day 11: The TRS-80 Computer (1977) […]

Vintage Minute – “TI Programmer Calculator”

This Vintage Minute episode provides an overview of the Texas Instruments TI Programmer calculator. I rarely found, but versatile member of the TI “Majestic” line of calculators from the mid 70’s to early 80’s.

Throwback Thursday – TI Programmer Calculator – 1979

Programming computers these days is rather simple. Don’t believe me? I do it for a living. While computer programming might not be considered easy to others, it really is just a matter of perspective. Today’s programming tools make the process much easier by abstracting a lot of the core hardware functionality from the programmer. If […]

Lil Herc

Well, “Lil Herc” is the name my Science teacher gave his TI-57 back in 1979. At that time, the name sort of fit. This handheld device was a marvel for the price. It was a fully programmable calculator which did a lot of trig and statistical calculations. He handed his calculator and 100+ page instruction […]

The way ELECTRONICS used to be!