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- Dad, what is "calculator"?

(Around 1995 I was lecturing in computer and telecommunication networking. When introducing signalling systems, I figured I should start out with something basic and well known: The interrupt signalling used by rotary dial phones. The studens gave me a blank stare - What is that? It turned out that of 54 students, a single one had ever used a rotary dial phone, one knew his aunt to have one, and a third student had seen such a thing. A few of the remaining students had seen them in old movies, but not in real life. ... I would expect young people of today not knowing that we had dedicated devices for running a calc app only, and nothing else. They won't see the purpose of it, why we would want to have one piece of equipment for adding the grocery ticket, a second for talking though, a third one to swich the TV to another channel, a fourth one to turn the heat up... Why???)
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