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My Cardboard Computer

In 1980 I attended a new ERA Real Estate franchisee orientation in Kansas City. In my welcome tote bag was a cardboard slide rule type device called a Home-Rule®, subtitled “Residential Real Estate Sales Price Computer.”

How did the Home-Rule work?

Back then “computer” apparently had kind of a different interpretation. It was a simple device with step-by-step instructions printed right on it. There were a couple of slide inserts with price ranges printed

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