Archive for Old Calculators

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!