April 30, 2010

--I hadn't heard much about the CURTA Calculator, possibly the pinnacle of pre-electronic handheld computing devices, but you can get this nifty poster here.

It reminds me of high-end photography equipment. (Incidentally, in the slashdot story I think I got this from, they were talking about how rare really high end 80s-90s film stuff is going to be-- too expensive to build replacements for as everything shifts to digital...)

"['Left Behind' et al.] boils down to this perverse parody of John 3:16: 'God so loved the world that he sent it World War III.'"
--Yehezkel Landau, via