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henros
1195805.  Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:56 am Reply with quote

1,227 Facts states that Roget invented the slide rule, and the QI website justifies this by quoting a BBC reference.

However, it is usually accepted that the basic slide rule was invented by William Oughtred, by mechanising the process of using Gunter's logarithmic scale. Roget invented the log-log scale, but this was about 100 years later.

 
Jenny
1196289.  Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:51 pm Reply with quote

Well that should go in the O series talk, surely? Or maybe in the long-predicted 'Corrections' show?

Welcome henros :-)

 

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