|Re: 33s Modifications???|
Message #22 Posted by KC (Hong Kong) on 31 Mar 2004, 4:33 a.m.,
in response to message #21 by Wayne Brown
Suppose HP's original calculator models are all HP33S like, then suddenly, a new model comes out that looks like HP32s/42s, I'm sure at least some of the people will say something like "Woo, it's such an ugly, un-stylish, and silly calculator".
My first calculator is a Casio calculator, and it looks thin, shiny, beautiful, small, but with a lot of buttons (at that time, I thought more buttons mean more powerful). And then my classmate got a HP22s. Do you know what I thought? "Oh, how ugly it is!" Then I got a chance to play around with the calculator. I was impressed by its functions, and its positive key-touching feels. I became to think that afterall the calculator was not so ugly. Now, I cannot live without an RPN HP calculator, and I think HP calculators are beautiful.
So the conclusion: why people think that old HP calculators are beautiful? It is because the old ones are SO good that we fall in love with them, and then we WOULD think they are the most beautiful ones in the world, objectively.
Btw, I never fall in love with Texas calculators, and I think they all look ugly.