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software catalog
Message #1 Posted by ALDITENEN on 29 Mar 2001, 6:03 p.m.

I have just found a Series 40 Software Catalog............. from August 84...!

and I want to know what happened with those programs that belong to this book....

      
Re: software catalog
Message #2 Posted by Steve (Australia) on 30 Mar 2001, 7:53 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by ALDITENEN

This is what I've picked up along the way, and it may be wrong, misheard, or inaccurate, but here goes:

The HP contributed library stuff was kept by HP until they decided that there wasn't really a market for it. Then they sold it (?) to another company that seemed to lose interest in it. From there it appears to have been lost.

That software catalogue probably is the one that lists products from various third party developers too?

Well, they probably discontinued the software, or ported it to other calculators and/or computers, or the need for it disappeared.

It's only 26 years, try looking them up in the phone book :-)


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