A mechanical device used for doing calculations, especially engineering calculations,
. In fact, used for doing calculations before the electronic
calculator was born. So that's a long time BeforeYouWereBorn
. (To be fair,
s continued to be used a while even after calculators were available, but
by now they have all but disappeared.)
It is very likely that a disproportionate number of Mudd students know what a SlideRule
is, how to use it, or even own one, compared to the general population.