Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 18 Dec 2001, 7:37 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Iqbal
I could not help myself... As you described, this beauty seems coming straight from the past! Lucky you! I once bought a Philips Tape Recorder (N2408, a remarkable equipment) built in 1973/74 by paying, say, less than US$80. The former owner claimed having used it for about three months. The rubber tires became goo, as the ones found in the card readers, everything works perfectly fine AND it looks as new... A 28 Y.O. tape recorder looking as new.
Why science fiction? How come these machines to look so fine after all this time? Some, even kept in safe places, degrade enough to look like junk. Others keep their looks for the life. Amazing!
(is it possible that HewPack is producing earlier calculators, small quantities, just to sale them for good money? Science fiction... or profitable business?)
Cheers. (and still working on subdivision...)