|Re: A truly international 32sii|
Message #3 Posted by AshP on 16 Sept 2002, 3:18 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ellis Easley
I think he might have said 'Adieu', which is French for goodbye/farewell - means the same as its Spanish counterpart.
I'm new to all this HP calculator stuff. Prompted by having lost my Casio a few months back I began searching for something new and bumped into HP. Unfortunately, it seems like I'm a bit too late - looks like it's all over bar the shouting. However, I am chuffed that I managed to get my hands on an RPN calc at last. Somehow (and I know it sounds a bit conceited) one feels a bit superior to other calculator users.
Actually, I first encountered RPN about a year ago when I tried to use a colleague's 11C. I was an RPN virgin, and after seeing the look of confusion on my face he kindly pointed out, "It's reverse polish notation." Of course, I was instantly enlightened - not!! And proceeded to hand it back to him, "Nice", I said, not wishing to show my ignorance - and withdrew.
My curiosity should have been aroused at that point, but for some reason it wasn't - and now I regret that I am late coming into the fold.
I'm not really collector material, but strangely I've acquired 3 HPs (35, 20s & 32sii) over the past couple of months. I never intended to collect - just to use. There must be something about these machines which caused this to happen - weird. (Actually, the 35 was just lying on a desk at work, presumed dead, but with a bit of careful nurturing I brought it back to life).