Was there life before computer?

calculating instruments before the digital era


Slide rule photoshow


1805: Joshua Routledge invented the Rotary Steam Engine


1880: gentleman with his slide rule


1886: Pasteur


1908: giant slide rule


1910: the chemist William Hultz Walker


1913: AEG's office, Berlin


1920: William Hartree cand his Fuller's slide rule


1930: Korolev, the engineer of the Sputnick program


1943: Von Braun (first from right) at Peenemünde


1943: air navigation


1944: calculating the torpedo launch


1944: Enrico Fermi at the Manhattan projet


1948: Lyman Spitzer at work


1951: Ruth Roman in "Invitation"


1953: Crick e Watson and the DNA


Anni'50: the first computer, a star is born ...


... and quickly arrive in Vatican


1959: sexy regolo


1959: really unusual use


1962: warning?!?


1959: Charlton Heston in "The Wreck of the Mary Deare"


1965: starring in "Flight of The Phoenix"


1966: starring in "Star Trek"


1969: with Buzz Aldrin onboard the Apollo 11


1970: starring in "UFO"


1971: at school


1972: onboard the Boeing 707


1973: the last use of the slide rule


... anche nei giocattoli sta per essere sostituito ed ormai ..


the end is coming


the ultimate use!!




Nicola Marras 2008

Images from: International Slide Rule Museum

      

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