Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 4 Oct 2001, 8:49 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Chris Randle (Lincoln, UK)
When I´m doing serious computations (99% of time), I prefer working on a very well illuminated workplace.
With computers, no matter: monitors have their own light. But I think of calculators as handhelding devices, so I can find always a better angle to read answers. Most of the time, the new models get to the computer to download files, so the display reading is not a must.
But in the field, generally speaking, they are (for me) often used under big amounts of light. So, backlight, if available, would be needed only in some sort of activities that are not so often available in a calculator.
Maybe the X-Pander would have it, cause it was a palm, not a calc, having many other utilities (appointments, for example, that can be consulted in any situation)