Posted by Stephen Charest (188.8.131.52) on January 12, 2002 at 12:29:28:
In Reply to: Re: Chinese calculator posted by Yutopian on October 01, 2001 at 11:38:15:
: : What type of calculator did the Chinese use that did not require batteries?
Can anyone point me to a basic "how to use" instruction for using an abacus? And what is the Chinese word for abacus? (in Pinyin, please). I remember in my youth (about the time when Sunzi was still an active general) reading that a skilled abacus user could out-perform someone with a calculator. Don't know if that's still true.
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