|Enter key in WRONG PLACE!|
Message #1 Posted by Ron Ross on 15 Apr 2004, 9:15 a.m.
AND always has been for ALL the vintage machines. I like the original placement, and HATE the new location, but guess what. We are accustomed to a mistake! I don't use my new Hp's (and don't yet have a 33s), but the enter key placement is more natural for a new user. Dinasours like us will forever complain, but if you reflect upon the placement and effeciency, you will realize that the keyboard placement has evolved (not the actual quality) and to someone with a fresh start, would immediately say, why reach across a keyboard for an entry, when it should be on the corner.
Production is also simplified due to the manufactur of one less speciallity key.
I miss my double wide enter key, but with this thought in mind and no one left at HP to argue for our beloved wide key, no practical engineer would re-introduce this feature. Therefore, I conclude that if you want this key, you will have to aquire older calculators and not expect to see HP re-introduce the wide enter key ever again. A new and improved Hp pocket calc may replace the 33s someday in the future, but it too, will also lack the large enter key with these thoughts in mind.
"Of course I could be wrong." to paraphase Dennis Miller.