Exhibition: Vintage Calculator Designs, 1968 – 1983

Product designer Greg Maletic collects vintage calculators. “I’ve had a fascination with these machines since the 70s,” he writes, “when the calculators my dad would bring home from the office were the only computer-like things I could get my tiny hands on.”

Next weekend in Portland, Oregon, Maletic is curating a pop-up exhibition of his collection.

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“In the 1970s, calculators weren’t just for calculating. They were luxury items. In a world before iPods and iPhones, calculators were the first aspirational personal electronics.”

Calculators 1968-1983 showcases these remarkable design objects, along with stories behind why they look and operate the way they do. And how, in just a few decades, one of the world’s most important products went from indispensable to irrelevant.”

“The exhibit highlights more than 100 calculators, all beautiful examples of late 20th Century design.”

Details are here.

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