|HP-01 Pens, Bracelets, HP-41C Modules and other Prizes|
Message #1 Posted by Dave Hicks on 14 Dec 2000, 7:47 p.m.
As mentioned below in the "Happy Holidays from HP!" thread, HP found a stash of old HP-01 Pens. Also in the stash were a few other items like unsold HP-01 bracelets and leather straps, HP-01 replacement battery case/watch openers, HP-01 assembly tools, HP-41 ROMs and entire application pacs, a printer, a tape drive, battery doors and holders etc. I'll be giving these items away over the next year. There are several ways to get one or more items:
1) Scan one or more new and interesting manuals for inclusion on a future version of the CDs. See:
for manuals that are already scanned or promised. See the "Happy Holidays from HP!" thread for an incomplete list of manuals that are needed.
If you have a scanner but don't have manuals, there are at least two chances to volunteer anyway:
Hugo has volunteered to scan most of the manuals he listed, but he says it would go a lot faster if someone would volunteer to help him. Peter Petersson has many of the manuals he listed but is unable to scan them. He is willing to lend them to someone in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (only) for scanning.
Please coordinate with me before scanning so two people don't scan the same manual. Generally I consider about 150 pages to be the minimum per pen but some manuals may be worth a pen even if short.
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2) Loan some missing manuals to me to scan. Generally you'll need to supply more pages than in option 1 because I'm doing the labor. Also, this is subject to the availability of my spare time for scanning. (I expect to have spare time in mid January through March - I have none in December.)
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3) Post something very informative in the articles forum or something very "memorable" in the memories forum. Pens will be awarded for these based purely on my judgement mixed with a little random chance. Post early. Post often. Post brilliantly!
Sometimes, I'll also award pens for posts in the main forum. This could be for a great answer to a difficult question, starting or contributing to a really interesting thread or for being generally helpful over time.
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4) Once in awhile I'll run another giveaway contest.
In general, I'll mostly give out the pens because I have the most of those. I hope I've provided enough ways to win that everyone who wants one has a good chance to get one. People who do a lot of scanning or post some really great articles will be offered their choice of the other items in addition to pens.
I'm sure many of you are very busy now, and I'm really too busy to do anything about this until January, but I wanted to give you something to think about if you have some spare time. I'll post this again early next year. Contest terms are as before in the "Happy Holidays from HP!" thread.