|Re: Katie & Bill (& others): We missed you!|
Message #4 Posted by Paul Brogger on 26 Sept 2003, 10:13 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Bill Smith
It is indeed too bad you and others couldn't make it, but I suppose any location and/or time would prove inconvenient for most of us.
Bill: I felt a similar chagrin over hearing too late about the HHC conference in Newport Beach, CA last weekend, but apparently I'd missed or disregarded the earlier announcements. (Perhaps this meeting was mentioned too late for you to make changes in your reservations?)
FWIW, there was some swapping of calculator stories (making, buying, selling & using) and sharing of hardware: Dave brought an HP-94 and a 41 with an Air Force keyboard overlay and a 4x (?) speedup circuit; Matt had his 49G, 11c and a dusty 41 with four modules installed, found at the thrift store for a dollar(!); Karl brought his 34C, 15C and 42S; and I had my Frankenstein's monster 32K-upgraded 42s-in-17B-clothing. Wlodek was also selling and autographing a couple of his latest books: an updated-edition survey of HP programmables and "RCL 20", an informal history of the UK's PPC chapter, the HPCC.
I hope you who are interested may be offered similar opportunities some day (and hope to be involved myself in one or two of those).