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Topic: Slide Rule

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  Rules of the Game    Slide Show  
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 Vital Stats
The Brain has inferred the following facts from reading text collected on the topic:
Favorite possession(s):Typewriter,  Credit card,  Power tools
Currently has on their coffee table:Better Homes & Gardens
Dream job(s):Banker
Favorite activity(s):Stamp collecting
Interest(s):Maths,  Numerology,  Real estate
Favorite great thinker(s):Ada Lovelace,  Archimedes,  Blaise Pascal
Favorite computer game(s):Tetris
Likes to wear:Digital watch
Favorite sport(s):Running
Ultimate fantasy(s):Going back to school,  Being normal
Favorite quote(s):"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos
"Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at statistics."
 Expert Talk
The Brain has selected interesting relevant sentences from the web. It automatically assigned them to some of our fictitious experts based on their personalities.

John Fielding,

Hemmi was the largest manufacturer of slide rules, and is estimated to have sold some 15 million rules over its lifetime.
Brian Mengel,
Civil Servant

Plus, slides that must be shown to comply with industry regulations or content rules are inserted automatically.
Lomanco provides slide rules and charts to help them determine the ventilation necessary to meet minimum property standards.
Slides will be disqualified if in the opinion of the Photo Contest Chairman and monthly judge, the slides do not meet the monthly subject matter, or do not meet one of the aforementioned rules.
Steve Riggins,
Software Deveoper

Most slide rules were also equipped with special scales for trigonometric functions, powers, roots, and other useful arithmetic functions.
Mike Enlow,
Internet Marketer

One concept per slide and a maximum rate of one slide per minute are also good rules to follow for effective presentations.
Arthur Dawkins,

All slide rules consist of logarithmic scales that can be moved in relation to each other in order to do basic mathematical calculations.
Upchurch lived to see calculators make slide rules obsolute and his problem student teaching another generation of physics students.
The fact is that countersteering is still being argued in the halls of learning with slide rules, Physics formulas and calculators.
Dan Toomey,
Computer Salesman

There are also sections on calculating machines and slide rules as well as sections for buying and selling HP calculators, an HP timeline, collecting information and a software library.
The same basic rules of text size, information density and diagram complexity apply for screen presentations as for the use of the overhead transparency and the 35mm slide.
Slide rules were in continual use by scientists and mathematicians right up until to the introduction of the first handheld calculator by Hewlett Packard in 1972.
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