Reply to post: Re: calculations for which can be done on a pocket calculator

Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag

Nier

Re: calculations for which can be done on a pocket calculator

I remember an Arthur C Clarke story about a spaceship or maybe starship that lost all its computing ability. A crew member of Chinese ancestry made a bunch of abacuses and taught everyone to use them. They broke the celestial navigation equations into tiny chunks and successfully navigated their way home.

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