Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Make It Count

I photographed these abacus beads the other night at the Gunnisonville School.  Someday I need to learn how to use an abacus.  The store clerks and merchants in Russia when I lived there in 1993-94 still used abacuses to calculate change, many times eschewing the cash register next to them that would calculate it automatically.  It impressed me how quickly they could figure large number by counting those simple beads.

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