Little Professor Hand-held Calculator

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    Little Professor Hand-held Calculator
    by Texas Instruments. Introduced in 1976.

    Photo Source: David Gowing
    original link

    This photo is one of the most popular in my entire collection, so I thought I'd give proper credit to the source for one thing, write a blurb, and add it to a few groups.

    I came across this post from the kotaku team, which seemed to help explain what 'The Little Professor' did.

    Basically the thing just displayed math problems in tiny red numbers and you had to input the answer. After going through a set it would give you your score. The whole thing was sound free as well.

    There seem to be several available on EBAY at any given time.

    same model as above from the National muesum of american history link

    a bad shot from the computer museum link

    48$ ???

    Jill, nessman, Dazed81, sallyjenn, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Snooker in Berlin 70 months ago | reply

      Aww... A walk down memory lane.
      How wonderful.

    2. nolistingfees 68 months ago | reply

      cool stuff. I just saw one on ebid

    3. 64 months ago | reply

      ZOMG I HAD one of those! Thanks so much for sharing...

    4. mdestaub 64 months ago | reply

      def had one !

    5. DavidDMuir 64 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this image available under a Creative Commons licence. I used it in a recent blog post

    6. InternetGeekGirl 60 months ago | reply

      It makes me so happy to see this picture. it totally brings back childhood. thanks to @missrogue for posting it.

    7. InternetGeekGirl 60 months ago | reply

      It makes me so happy to see this picture. it totally brings back childhood. thanks to @missrogue for posting it on her blog on, horse pig cow, april 26th. :)

    8. happyfunball 58 months ago | reply

      Seeing this photo brought a smile to my face! I found it on Atmoz's article about best carbon footprint calculators:

    9. Bill Selak 55 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot. Thanks for the cc license. I'm using this in a Keynote for my math students.

    10. Rennings 55 months ago | reply

      oh - I got one of those for christmas in 1970-something - loved it!!!

    11. laxadasical phucker 52 months ago | reply

      ha ha! I still have the one I was given in 1980. It still works and i'm planning to pass it on to my son!

    12. empowerbpo 45 months ago | reply

      Oh so old
      i love it now you can use online calculate in today world.

    13. melanyjoy1 29 months ago | reply

      I remember asking for the Little Professor for Christmas from my Grandparents. How sweet of them to oblige. I loved this, I wish I still had it somewhere. Enjoyed the picture of it, it did bring back some good memories for me too!

    14. PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY LIFE!! (Tiffy) 26 months ago | reply

      i rem these in my past.. wow its bring me memories! :)

    15. Stacy Ann Young 22 months ago | reply

      I got one of these for my bday from my grandfather in 1978. Thanks for posting this and bringing back the memories. :)

    16. musicguitman 21 months ago | reply

      Omg I had one of these!!!!!! Brought a lot of memories back

    17. Chris Swift 17 months ago | reply

      I had one too! Loved it

    18. Rennings 15 months ago | reply

      Thanks for that link!!!

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