Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Calculator Ka-ching button

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Pocket and desk calculators typically have an "=" button. This is used by people who not only want to do the calculation, but want to know the result as well. When the "=" button is pressed, the answer simply appears on the screen, unheralded and without any fuss.

Calculators are often used for financial calculations, and the results of such arithmetic often have more immediate and tangible consequences than other calculations. Yet the answer is still summoned using the same "=" key, and still appears with the same lack of spectacle.

Proposed, therefore, is a Ka-ching button, to appear on all calculators. It will perform the same function as the "=" button but, as the answer appears, will produce the stereotypical (though monophonic) cash-register sound.

MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 30 2019

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       If the result is a negative number, can it do "sad trombone" or something?
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 30 2019

       Sound of croissant getting squished...... +
xenzag, Oct 31 2019

       Another reason to do calculations, at highly inappropriate moments.
wjt, Oct 31 2019

       Every button on the calculator should have an associated sound effect, a bit like the tone sound of an old-fashioned push-button telephone, but more amusing and creative.
pocmloc, Oct 31 2019

whatrock, Oct 31 2019

       This would be very easy to Bake as a phone app, but for real enbunnage it should be magnificently Steampunk - a Babbage engine coupled to a Cathedral pipe organ, the assembly being powered by an original Boultin & Watt beam engine.
8th of 7, Oct 31 2019


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