Pocket Calculator

  • (noun): A calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket.
    Synonyms: hand calculator

Some articles on pocket calculator, calculator, calculators:

Chinese Room - Replies - System and Virtual Mind Replies: Finding The Mind
... "When we call up the pocket calculator function on a desktop computer, the image of a pocket calculator appears on the screen ... We don't complain that 'it isn't really a calculator', because the physical attributes of the device do not matter." The question is, is the human mind like the pocket calculator, essentially composed of ...
History - 1970s To Mid-1980s - A Pocket Calculator For Everyone
... At the beginning of the 1970s hand-held electronic calculators were very expensive, costing two or three weeks' wages, and so were a luxury item ... Many companies saw that there were good profits to be made in the calculator business with the margin on these high prices ... However, the cost of calculators fell as components and their production techniques improved, and the effect of economies of scale were felt ...

Famous quotes containing the words calculator and/or pocket:

    Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. The most exact calculator has no prescience that somewhat incalculable may not balk the very next moment. I am constrained every moment to acknowledge a higher origin for events than the will I call mine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
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