Calculators: Latest gadget to obsolete relic

Calculators: Latest gadget to obsolete relic

Tacye Phillipson
National Museums Scotland

Calculators: Latest gadget to obsolete relic, Dr Tacye Phillipson (National Museums Scotland)

Cutting edge, ubiquitous or obsolete?  From counters to the slide rule and electronic calculator, devices to help people avoid doing mental arithmetic have a long history.  This talk will look at some of these calculators, and how their meaning changes over time as they age from being the latest gadget to mysterious relics.

Dr Tacye Phillipson is Senior Curator of Science and Computing at National Museums Scotland. Tacye has a particular expertise in 20th and 21st century scientific material including presenting and interpreting the recent history of science and  sourcing