My father’s slide rule

My father's slide rule

In college my father belonged to a particularly strange group of people where having a slide rule with a belt holster and your name engraved on it was a status symbol. [someone in the audience chants ‘MIT, MIT] He went to the University of California Riverside. […] these tools [the slide rule] put man on the moon. This is all there was. There were rooms of people, called ‘computers’ for the record, who sat around with this solving problems.

Museum: “The Museum of More Elegant Tools for a More Civilized Age”

Exhibited by Micah Gates

Transcript edited by Susan Golland

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