- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 2/2011 on page 76
Slide Rules & the Electronic Engineer
Engineers translate ideas into products. They’re limited by the tools available for facilitating that translation. Over the span of my engineering career, those tools have undergone a dramatic transformation. I hope you will agree that it’s interesting to review on this month’s Retronics pages some of the rich history of those changes. First-hand knowledge of much of this material is fast disappearing. Fortunately, the web has some remarkable archives that will help to preserve it.
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