Simulating a TI calculator with crazy 11-bit opcodes.

A 1970s calculator sim via javascript, with an explanation of how those little computing machines worked.

Now’s a good time for me to recommend The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick.¬†An awesome, in-depth chronology of communication and the concept of information. There’s a great chapter on Babbage where he describes the original calcuators: people who wrote out tables of calculated numbers. It’s a great read.

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