Filed under: Rich Internet Applications | Tags: Air Force, CIA, Curta, DARPA, Flash, Flash Media Server, mechanical calculator, USAF
I know that I’m a difficult person to shop for — but if you want to get an early start on this Christmas and beat the rush, I’ve been looking longingly at this beautiful piece of technology ever since it was featured in an article in the January 2004 issue of the Scientific American.
I’m glad that you asked what it is. No, it’s not a pencil sharpener. And no, despite the lynch pin at the top, it’s not a grenade either.