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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.His wife, Phyllis (Lee) Merryman, said the cause was heart and kidney failure. He had been hospitalized since late December for complications arising from surgery to install a pacemaker.In 1965, two years after he joined the electronics maker Texas Instruments without a college degree, the company asked Mr. Merryman and two other engineers to build a calculator that could fit into a shirt pocket.He designed the fundamental circuitry in less than three days, and when Texas Instruments unveiled the device two years later, the moment marked…

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Tech Tip: How to Get a Weekly View in Apple’s Calendar

AdvertisementTECH TIPA few iOS apps show different screens when you rotate a phone to a horizontal position.Turn the iPhone sideways to get a weekly view in the Calendar app, or for a scientific calculator in the Calculator app.CreditThe New York TimesJuly 30, 2018Q. I can see the year, month and day views on the default iPhone calendar, but no weekly view. Did Apple really omit the week-at-a-glance option?A. Apple’s iOS Calendars app for the iPhone does have a weekly view, but you have to take an extra step to get to it. Rotate your phone sideways to the horizontal orientation and tap the Week tab at the…

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