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    I was going through some of my old books and came across this does it ring any bells?

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    Yep even slide rules (slip sticks for our US mates) were frowned upon in those days, but this little book was indispensable for logarithms, Sines. cosines and tangents and I will bet Mike knows the book well. As you can see from its condition I used it quite a lot.
    Ah the days of Naperian logs
    I do remember the first time we were allowed to take a slide rule into exams and the examiner checked each one to make sure we had not put any notes or formula on them. I mean "as if"
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    My old wooden ruler was a source of inspiration to me. Its surprising how much you can get on one

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    Wooden ruler?? I knew a man with a wooden foot but he didn't use it as a rule.
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    I knew a man with a wooden horse. Woodn go

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    There is an old jazz standard "Woody n you" composed by Dizzy Gillespie as a tribute to Woody Herman
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