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hilldweller

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Wish i had this when i was studying.
It's a different world now.
Probably not better.

In my O-level days I was a geek before the word was invented, I used a slide rule.
I think log tables and the like promoted a better understanding of what was going on.

But other areas I wish I was doing it now, like history ( who wants to memorise all the battle dates of the civil wars ), languages ( surely teach how to order a croissant rather than all the verbs by rote ), geography ( do we really need to know every tree type in Russia ). Everything seems to be dumbed down so I assume these areas will actually benefit from this.
 
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sinbad1

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It's a different world now.
Probably not better.

In my O-level days I was a geek before the word was invented, I used a slide rule.
I think log tables and the like promoted a better understanding of what was going on.

But other areas I wish I was doing it now, like history ( who wants to memorise all the battle dates of the civil wars ), languages ( surely teach how to order a croissant rather than all the verbs by rote ), geography ( do we really need to know every tree type in Russia ). Everything seems to be dumbed down so I assume these areas will actually benefit from this.
Yes know what you mean, still got my slide rule somewhere in fact my old boss used to use a circular one , looked a little bit like a telescope.

Different way of learning these days boring as chemistry is this little program makes it interesting even if your not into it.

Regards
 

hilldweller

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my old boss used to use a circular one , looked a little bit like a telescope.
I remember those, twist and pull, though never used one.

I gave my daughter ( her with maths degree ) my old slide rule and extracted a promise to keep it safe. Tell you wot, the batteries never went flat in it. Not up to the accuracy of a £5 calculator though.
 
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