|Was Re: Therapy: Please repeat after me . . .|
Message #1 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 10 Nov 2003, 1:10 p.m.
Paul Brogger posted:
"Therapy: Please repeat after me ... H-P is producing several RPN models again ... "
KINPO is producing several RPN models ...
"The new models, whatever their quirks, represent attempts to respond to customer requests ... "
The new models, whatever their quirks, do NOT represent attempts to respond to customer requests but pathetic attempts to still milk some profits from the dying RPN cow at the least possible cost. They merely copy-paste older models, blindly, inefficiently, so they do not take advantage of the much more modern hardware at all (HP33S's 32Kb RAM, yet only 26 data registers), and besides they do introduce careless bugs (HP12CP 'GOTO'-bug, etc).
"There are positives and negatives associated with everything -- just because the new models don't live up to the old company's standards in all ways, they
still have their worthy attributes ... "
There are positives and negatives associated with everything -- but the new models don't live up to the old company's standards in ANY ways whatsoever, they merely copy-paste attributes without any innovation at all, even the ultra-logical ones, yet with degraded quality and usually bug-ridden, no attention to detail or Q&A at all despite the premium price.
"I should resolve to see progress as well as shortcomings, and to balance the one with the other ... "
I will see progress when there IS progress. As of now, I only see shortcomings, so there's no possible balance and further they want me to pay dearly for it.
"I am an H-P calculator addict. I cannot cure my devotion to their old models, I can only control it."
I am NOT an HP calculator addict at all. I'm addicted to nothing whatsoever in this world, and re calculators, I only like and collect worthwhile, quality machines, be they HP, SHARP, Casio, or whatever. I really pity real addicts, that are fully blinded by their mindless addiction and simply cannot see the true facts even if they're painfully obvious to any objective mind.
The moment KinHPo does produce a worthwhile machine, I'll get it. Meanwhile I refuse to surrender to the defeatish view that we must be obligued to KinHPo for the low-quality items it's producing, and thus we must express our thanks by purchasing said lowly-but-expensive items, lest KinHPo would cease production, horror, shock !!
Some years ago, I was indeed indebted to HP's USA-based engineer teams, as they would go to extreme lengths to deliver the absolutely very best, no compromises. They would charge an extremely hefty premium price, but they would deliver, in spades. To these incredible people I'm indebted for life, and I don't regret any of the many cents I spent acquiring their wonderful products.
This I cannot say at all about the current offerings, and such a person as me won't degrade to beg for some lousy taiwanese-produced RPN crumbs to calm my RPN hunger. I won't worship this false idol, but you can do as you see fit.
Ah, and thanks a lot for your 'well-meant Therapy', but If you think that mocking my rational stand in this theme requires it, perhaps it's you who's in need of major therapy yourself, to cure that serious and blinding addiction you've got.
Best regards from V.