|The history as I see it|
Message #5 Posted by Randy Sloyer on 18 Sept 2003, 8:34 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by jimc
David, you're right. You know your HP calculator history.
Some additional facts that some may not be aware of:
The Fairies where much later than the Elves.
The Elves are still to this day an angry lot after having been made redundant with the discontinuance of the 9800 lineup. No need for any heavy lifting once plastic was being used. Hi-Ho-Hi-Ho.
The Pixies quickly displaced the Elves with the introduction of the Woodstock machines. The Elves felt abandoned. They tried to enjoy their forced retirement but the Pixies made it difficult with their rapid expansion into places the Elves never imaged they could venture. The Pixies very much enjoyed their tenure as most wonderful working group in all of calculator-land. The sun shone on all the land.
The Pixies fell in an ugly uprising by the Gremlins of the 30 series. It was an ugly time for all. There was unrest in all the land. A few 34C's did manage to make it out alive to tell about it. They are still on permanent disability but continue to tell all those who listen of their greatness.
The Fairies came to the rescue with low power 7 segment LCD's and batteries that never died. There was rejoicing in all the land once again. Tranquil times existed for those that saw the future.
The Leprechauns managed to push them all out of the way when they brought the Pioneers to town. We soon forgot about all the troubles in the world and went back to work with LCD's and batteries that lasted longer than a wall wart with a broken connector. The world was once again a wonderful place for all who had followed.
It all ended with the passing of two most magnificent engineers. One who understood marketing and how it required products that are not driven by the market, the other an engineers engineer.
It seems the Trolls were left to pick up the pieces...
Edited: 18 Sept 2003, 9:26 p.m.