Pocket calculator - a nerd's proudest possession - the Awesome World of Things

Math nerds couldn't slip the first all-transistor calculator into their shirt pockets: The three-unit IBM 608 weighed 2400 pounds. Anyway, at $83,210, it was too pricey. By 1976, four-function pocket calculators weighed a few ounces and cost a few dollars - Popular Mechanics.

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