- Published: Tuesday, 16 October 2012
- Written by Jon Chandler
You may have seen the ads for The Dollar Store. How much is this flower arrangement? One Dollar. How much is this tea kettle? One Dollar. How much is this package of light bulbs? ONE DOLLAR. How much is this 56 function, 10 digit scientific calculator? ONE DOLLAR. EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS ONE DOLLAR.
I'm dating myself to say my first "real calculator" was a Texas Instruments SR-50A, slightly newer than the SR-50 shown here. It had a price tag of around $170 35 years ago. Nice red LED display, many functions and a rechargeable battery that would last all day provided I remembered to plug it in. i had a few moments of panic in college when I had forgetten to recharge the night before a test!
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