So we sat down to do a little design work for our smoker today. Fired up our favourite 3D modeling program (SketchUp), and spent about twenty minutes trying to remember how to do simple things like get objects aligned on the same axis. Frustrated, we grabbed a couple of sheets of paper, our calculator, and a pen. Elapsed time to figure everything out? Eight minutes, including putting new batteries in the TI-82.
A quiet thank-you to all the teachers who taught us trig, so many years ago.