If you like sundials, perhaps we can interest you in...

Optional extras and gizmos are an important part of the sales pitch for any PC salesman, and that seems have been true from the very beginning. Even the world’s first computer – a calculator made more than 2,000 years ago – had an interesting extra feature.

Not only could the ancient calculator predict the positions of the planets, it could also track the dates of the ancient Olympics games.

Just imagine the sales pitch: “Something no self-respecting, sporting Greek should be without. It tracks the sun, moon and stars. But, wait, there’s more…”

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