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Re: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the 6-element lens for3.5Fs)


I think that Les was talking about the Bronx High School of
Science, the school to which Les, Dan, Eric and I attended.
Four so far.  It had very stringent admission requirements.


Don Williams wrote:

> At 07:30 PM 5/3/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >In <000401c311be$274752f0$55440a0a@Gostenin>, on 05/03/03
> >    at 05:41 PM, "Dan Kalish" <kaliushkin  > said:
> >
> > >I was using a slide rule in the 6th grade.  I'm sure Jerry, since he
> > >also went to Bronx Science, mastered slide rules.
> >
> >Are there more than three of us on this list?
> I have a nice wooden Dietzgen mounted in a frame behind glass, with the
> words "Break Glass in case of emergency".
> It goes on my office wall, and I still remember how to use it.
> The nice thing is that I took Physics and most there problems didn't
> involve addition, just functions and large number multiplication.  I got
> good at tracking the exponent.  As a matter of fact, if you stay within
> Physics, most problems are considered solved if you are within a factor of
> 2 or so of the right answer.
> It served me all through high school, college, and into engineering until
> the HP 35 came out.
> I also have some metal and bamboo ones but they were never as smooth in
> operation.
> I also have a cylindrical magnifier which clips onto the slider, required
> in those days.
> >-----------------------------------------------------------
> >les clark / edgewater, nj / usa
> >-----------------------------------------------------------
> Don Williams
> La Jolla, CA