|Re: Design Submitted--ya hadda be there|
Message #4 Posted by glynn on 18 May 2003, 6:59 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Scuba Diver
Rick, David, everybody--
What Ben said, and S.Diver applauded, was a submission to HP's Design-A-Calculator Contest, held in concert with Scholastic Magazine. It was only open to students, but typically these affairs are full of pie-in-the sky NON-STARTERS (i.e., "I'd like a calculator that has built in OCR and printer, so that you slide it over a math paper and it fills in the answer automatically"...).
But Ben Salinas is a savvy calculator user, deep into real utility and KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. His design, which he gave us a peek at before he submitted it (rare, and Thanks, Ben, for doing so) was both doable and quite useful. He really researched and made design selections that HP designers themselves would be proud to have made.
If Ben doesn't win, there's no justice in this world. If the contest were up to me, I'd grant him a scholarship and a date with Kelly Clarkson.
Anyway, that's what the hell it's about. ;-) Go Ben!