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October 29, 2004

Good bye TI-92, hello BC-03

AbacusWell, maybe it's not time to put that TI-92 completely away, but you can impress your friends and fellow actuaries by whipping out your handy abacus and do a quick calculation like it's no big deal. There are plenty of sites to learn about the history, applications and how to use an abacus. Don't have one? You can download and learn how to use your electronic abacus here. There are plenty of sites that talk about the history of the abacus like this one that gives a brief introduction to the abacus Perhaps one of the best resources with plenty of links can be found at Wikipedia.org.

Posted by Tom Troceen