02 January 2008

Soviet Material Culture Post

If anyone read this blog, this might be an open thread. However, since it's just me, here is a post about calculators from former soviet union. Motto: where calculators calculate you!

Haven't you wondered what glorious mother russia produced other than military hardware like the respected MiG or Su aircrafts? I know I have! Behold the Elektronika DD.

All that I know of soviet calculators I owe to this wonderful website. Though the USSR had impressive aircraft, tanks and the like, their electronics (and other consumer goods) were inferior to those in the West. Consequently, most of the electronic calculators were reversed engineered versions from Japan or the United States.

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