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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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I am reading Andy Hertzfeld[^]'s fantastically interesting site (http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Desk_Ornaments.txt&sortOrder=Sort+by+Date[^]) and I come across this sentence...
Andy Hertzfeld:
I wrote a simple clock, and got the calculator going, modeled after Steve Jobs' design from the calculator construction set.

That leads me to search for : steve jobs calculator construction set

And that leads me to this article:

Steve Jobs Designed The First Macintosh Calculator - Business Insider[^]

There is a picture of the original Mac Calculator.
I took a snapshot for you : https://i.stack.imgur.com/3fmWs.png[^]

Compare that to the Win10 calculator:

https://i.stack.imgur.com/BnYlb.png[^]

It's interesting to see the similarities and differences since they were designed so many years apart.

I think I like the old design because it reminds me of old 8-bit games.

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