Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My geometry teacher had one of the first HP scientific calculators. It was attached to a table with a locked frame that allowed it to be used, but not moved.
    (So I’m not quite as old as the guy with spats.)

  2. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 1 year ago

    We were allow to use our deci/trig/log/log slide rules during a test.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Abacus? there’s an app for that.

  4. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Back in 1970, my instructors wouldn’t let me use my hand held calculator. They insisted that I use my slide rule.

  5. Mark

    Mark said, over 1 year ago

    @x_Tech

    Well, to be fair, calculators in 1970 couldn’t do squat compared to a slipstick.

  6. Michael Ford

    Michael Ford said, over 1 year ago

    @Randy_B. Good eye on the spats.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I have that app! Now, if they have a sliderule app….

  8. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Mark

    You have a point. The HP35 computed 2×2=4 but 22 (2 squared)=3.99

  9. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    I liked using those electro-mechanical calculators. As big as a microwave and noisy as all get out!

  10. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    abacuses are disallowed.
    abacus you asked

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    @Mark

    Andrew Jackson Libby approves,
    ponders star drive…

  12. JudyAz

    JudyAz said, over 1 year ago

    I like that the “calculator” (they were called “adding machines” then) he’s holding is completely manual!

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    I guess she doesn’t know.

  14. RedSamRackham

    RedSamRackham said, over 1 year ago

    Deitzgen (sp?) company declared slide rules obsolete and stopped making them back in the 1980s!

  15. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 1 year ago

    RedSamRackham

    you can get the stripped model of slide rule at geeks.com.

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