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Message #1 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 14 Dec 2003, 9:21 a.m.
Palmer O. Hanson, Jr. wrote a nice Memories article, about the rather bizarre (and bidirectional) crossover between technology terms and automobile industry terms. [Just like him, I am an IEEE member and also enjoy the Technically Speaking column very much]. A part of it reads:
"... Descriptions in the Educalc Mail Store's catalog #41 included the words "New vertical design with the Sleek Lines of a New German Car" for the HP-22S (page 41) and "New vertical design with the Sleek Efficiency of a New German Car" for the HP-32S (page 42)..."
1) The difference between the "sleek" (?) HP22S and the "efficient" (!) HP32S should be related to the fact that the first is an algebraic model, while the second is a classic RPN model.
Please note that, as in chess moves annotation, (?) is used here as a not-so-good symbol; while (!) is kind of an applause.
2) Would some auto manufacturer build a "4-level stack" vehicle?. I am sure that many of us would be interested!
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