|Re: HP and Scholastic Launch 2003 Create-A-Calculator Contest|
Message #7 Posted by Ben Salinas on 24 Mar 2003, 10:46 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Chan Tran
<<I say RPN (or RPL) only, no algebraic. Scientific (no graphic) even though you could have multi line display. Graphing not neccessary as a PC would do that much better.>>
The reason I was suggesting non RPN, and graphing was to appeal more to high school students. I know I am on of the only people at my school of 600 who does not use a graphing calculator (and my school is a math and science magnet school). I personally CAN use nothing but RPN also, but most people I know are scared out of their minds of RPN (even though, IMHO RPN is much easier). HP is much more likely to build a new calculator if they can take a larger market share.
Personally, I would like a small, RPN, scientific calculator, but that's just what I think. I bet most engineers and the likes agree with me.
I was also thinking of a graphing calculator, built like a scientific. In other words, no massive menus, and clumsy keyboards. (I guess it would be more of a scientific calculator with basic graphing abilities) Of course then you have to have the huge screen, so scratch that