|RPN... danger of extintion|
Message #6 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez on 14 Aug 2000, 7:52 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Carlos Tolossa
I surely think RPN is better than algebraic; the issue is that HP seems not to believe in RPN. All their new models are algebraic.
In my opinion, the only RPN calculators available today are the HP 32S II and the HP 12C. The HP 48/49 family could be seen as RPN, I prefer to consider them in a separate RPL family...
HP had shown little or no interest (at least, by now) on a HP 42S class machine; which is what many people here (at the MoHPC) would like to buy/have. And the interesting discussions at this Forum, about education market, textbooks and market size do not help to forecast a bright future for RPN. Sometimes RPN seems headed for extintion. Let us hope it will not happen.
So, for people like the ones you describe (we), the problem will be: Where to buy an RPN calculator? (lest a 1980 used model at an electronic auction site)
As Keynes said, "On the long term, we all will be dead". Then, RPN will no longer be a concern. A true pity.