|Re: hp49g+ manual - I can't believe it!|
Message #8 Posted by email@example.com on 30 Sept 2003, 5:07 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Tom (UK)
> Have you complained to HP? If Germany has the same kind > of rules as the UK then you could say you will refer them > to the advertising body.
yes, I have sent an email to HP Germany, although they dont't even have a website dealing with calculators. So I don't expect an answer. But somebody from HP has responded to my posting at comp.sys.hp48, so maybe there's hope!
>You sound fortunate in this case as you seem able to > read / write good english,
no, not to write ...
> think of all those people who > can't.
Yeah, I think this is the point! If I would not be able to read english, this entire calculator would be completely useless. And I'm only talking about the translation. I'm a complete novice in using a HP49. If the manual has a lot of textual errors too (as mentioned above), I'll be lost. How can I try to persuade my students of using the superiority of RPN if the top calculator from HP has such a crappy manual???
> I'm only saying the above because HP will only change > their ways if it hurts them, at the moment HP will only > notice if they are fined or taken to court because then > the share holders get upset.
> PS What hope have we got for the HP33S?
Reading a lot of posts at comp.sys.hp48, I think HP is on the right track back to their famous calculators from pre 1995. I've already preordered a HP33s, and I'm really looking forward using it. But: HP, please don't use the users as beta testers for both hard- and software!
Edited: 30 Sept 2003, 5:07 p.m.