Re: Slide Rules and Slipsticks - in the 1960's B.C. - i.e. (Before Computers)
I was at UofT ( Electrical Engineering - University of Toronto) 1965-1970 about the same time as you were in Texas.
They showed me boxes of vacuum tubes in surplus storage, that the electrical engineering faculty purchased as part of their project to build their own computer, then scrapped everything, when IBM came out with their 7094. Don’t know how far our tube version went.
From: Kent Kirkley via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Slide Rules and Slipsticks - in the 1960's B.C. - i.e. (Before Computers)
You said "The U of T had the fortune of getting"
Was U of T, Texas or Tenessee?
If Texas what years were you there?
I was there 1965-69 and also used Fortran punched card programs.
And yes, I used a slide rule (2) in high school, both K&E's.