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First all-electronic desktop calculator
Sumlock ANITA Mark VIII (Great Britain, 1961)
ANITA Mark VIII calculator
This was an electronic version of what had been called a "comptometer".

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Posted by Max at 8:29 pm (PST) on Sun November 1, 2009   
I'm reading Homer Hickam's /Sky of Stone/, which is set in 1961. There is a conversation in which the author, in college, talks to a man using a massive calculating machine. The man says that someday those things will be no bigger than a shoe box. Hickam kept his doubts to himself.

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