The Flying Mathematical Stride

A fantastically remarkable (circa.1926) gadget:

WiFi Equipped?

…The Web in Technological Embryo!

What is it — and Why?

First to answer correctly, Wins: a 500-word piece, by me, on any topic — you choose.

It’s the first-ever Open Your Brain speedRace. Spun cookies are in the Starting Gate…

Hint: Listen…

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4 Responses to “The Flying Mathematical Stride”


  1. 1 pippi June 30, 2006 at 8:08 am

    the first computer??
    i thought that was more in the 50’s?

    hum now i’m currious, and will let my fingers to the googling.

  2. 2 Mike E June 30, 2006 at 9:15 am

    Good luck — the post is laden with Hints.

    ps thanks, pippi, for the contest idea — nifty.

  3. 3 pippi June 30, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    laden with hints? i see you added ‘money’
    but it isn’t the first ATM. (or is it??? possibly atm’s or everything in our known realm of existance works upon the principles ofthe vector calculator. i thought that was all silly java. humph. who wouldda thunk it was all cogs and sprockets.

    whattda i win? oh, i have to come up with a why…
    just because, it is fun to look at and every blue moon you needed to (back then) add diffrent vectors? (blowing air out my ass…)

  4. 4 galloway July 7, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    It’s another electro-mechanical fuck up, promising much and leading nowhere.

    Sound familiar?


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