Sunday, January 11, 2015


LDL TODAY!  Tuesday January 13th

 It's a brand new year!  Get started on the right foot!
This month's "LDL" (Let's do lunch) will be held on
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:30 AM
at "Jimmies" Restaurant in Mint Hill.
This is your invitation to join us. Spread the word to others! Invite other classmates to come! Even better, bring someone with you! Be sure YOU, come!

Bits and Bytes

According to the CHS54.NET mailbag, a number of you remembered that convoluted machine I wrote about several weeks ago called the comptometer, which was the earliest version of the electronic calculator.

In fact, Bob Ellis told me that he used to operate one!

"When I started work in 1955 at Duke Power, all the ladies in the office used comptometers.   6-7 months later, I had to learn and never got as good as the ladies.  
The Independence Bld.  was on the Square.  The National Shirt Shops was on the street level.   Brings back the days."

And I can't believe I forgot the name of the Independence Bld!  My bad.

Speaking of the progress we have made since the comptometer :

And another statistic I saw on the internet that really got my attention ...was this one!