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Electronic Calculator Invented 40 Years Ago

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Electronic Calculator Invented 40 Years Ago

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Electronic Calculator Invented 40 Years Ago

Electronic Calculator Invented 40 Years Ago

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In 1967, a team at Texas Instruments revolutionized the world. Their invention? The first handheld electronic calculator.

Engineer Jerry Merryman talks to Andrea Seabrook about his memories of designing the portable computing device.