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The abacus

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The abacus

The anachronistic abacus
The calculator 
With beads on rails
Has finally been reduced in size
To atomic scales

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Fun rhyme, nice cadence, Jon; wise and witty! Do you think our minds might also shrink until our heads become compact like a small turnip or radish?:) Enjoying your write, Jon! Happy Sunday to you...was this your Thanksgving weekend? Best wishes, Mikki

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/25/2012 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mikki for commenting on my poem. I've been meaning to read more of your poems just forgot but this gives me the perfect opportunity. Best wishes to you as well. Also If you get a chance read my poem "Universal Matter"
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Love Kathy's reply... gave me a big chuckle!!! Sure glad we've progressed passed the abacus stage eh! LOL Good wishes for a happy Sunday!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/25/2012 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love her reply as well. I never had to use an abacus. Slide rule yes. We've come a long way haven't we. You have a happy Sunday as well Jack. Thanks for stopping by to visit my poem.
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:02:00 AM
    I can't count above 20 (fingers and toes). Freckles get too confusing. love, Kathy

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/25/2012 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL, Love your witty comment. You gave me such a smile today. I got an idea! Count 20 freckles (by the way I love freckles) paint those 20 green, count another 20 and paint them blue, and with 20 different colors you could count up to ?????????????? well 20 x 20 whatever that is. Thank you so much for your visit and your comment.
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Interesting piece my friend.. enjoyed Michael

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/25/2012 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That you Michael. It was inspired by an article I read in Science News some time ago.