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    Re: "Got your Book"
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Dec 1, 00:53 EST
    Bruce S wrote:
    "But, for all I know, Mike and I are the only ones who haven't shifted over to electronic clearing. Hope this isn't so. The ability to do pencil-and-paper calculation and avoid mistakes, or else catch them in time, was an important skill in navigation, and it comes only with practice. "
     
    Doing pencil and paper calculations can be fun, but sometimes that's not the point. I occasionally clear lunars on paper when I'm messing around with a historical method. But I usually clear them by software, too. No one's gonna be using these things in practical navigation, so the skill of catching errors in paper calculations is perhaps not necessarily worth the trouble of acquiring.
     
    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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