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These days, if you need a calculator, you simply use your smartphone. But there was a time when calculators were popular standalone problem solving tools. Techmoan checks out another retro oddity – a 1970s calculator crammed into a clunky writing instrument.
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The short answer? Networking. By getting cozy with math teachers, Texas Instruments became the trusted brand for graphing calculators. Teachers now know the brand’s interface so well that it would be inconvenient for them to switch.