|Welcome to our HP Tree Fort|
Message #5 Posted by Norm on 14 May 2003, 10:27 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Pickett
Hello Paul, welcome to our HP tree fort.
Man U have got some catching up to do.
Carly Fiorina, some mafia boss woman, took over HP and is getting rid of anything classy or cool. She hates engineers because we flew a rocket to the moon. To get revenge, she will make us all type on 'HP' personal computers that crash every 30 minutes.
YES, there is still ONE HP Classic calculator still being made. The HP-12C. It's the one for MBA business majors like Carly Fiorina. All other such classics were discontinued (like the ones for engineers).
YES, RPN is the best thing on Earth, NO, they had no business dropping it, or 32S or 42S or even the ones with the RED LED's.
YES, HP could've made a killing if they would just keep making them.
NO, the graphical calculators aren't worth their weight in landfill.
NO, there is nothing to replace your 41C from the factory, Carly Fiorina left U high and dry and she is laughing at you.
YES, you may now begin to drain your bank account, to fight with the other tree-fort members of the club, over a dwindling supply of used units going for ever-higher prices on eBay.
That process is somewhat like the original movie 'Highlander'. We're friends in between fights, and we chat and compare notes, but then comes the next battle over a classic HP calculator and we have to fight each other to the death for it.