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"I think a lot of kids whose mental growth outruns their maturity gravitate to science fiction."
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Integral Calculator  
  A device that accepts complex equations and solves them.  

He scribbled some figures, checked them again sixty seconds later, then pulled little levers on the Integral Calculator. This amazing machine had only recently been improved to the point where it performed mathematical feats heretofore possible only to the greatest mathematicians. It juggles the abstruse fomula of the Calculus, Hamiltonian equations, vectors, quantums and world cures, as though they were elementary additions.

A series of figures danced across a lighted ribbon...

Technovelgy from Exiles of the Moon, by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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Compared to the Grantline Comptometer from Beyond the Stars (1928) by Ray Cummings.

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