Message #1 Posted by Jim Hannah on 23 Feb 2005, 11:33 p.m.
I am trying to determine if manual I received was really published by Hewlett Packard or is entirely a copy. The contents are obviously copied from a HP-16c Manual, including the original cover and back cover.
The outside front cover is a laminated cardstock with rectangular geometric square patterns in grays and beiges, (not the photographic computer images on the common manual), with a hp Logo and the words HEWLETT PACKARD in the upper right corner, and in the left side of the lower half of the cover the following title: "HP-16C, Computer Scientist, OWNER'S HANDBOOK.
The rear cover is all beige laminated cardstock with the same hp Logo and HEWLETT PACKARD in the upper right corner and the following words and numbers in the lower left corner: Reorder No. or, Manual Part No., 00016-90001-E1187.
Has any seen one of these before and do they know if it is an official manual originally shipped with a HP-16c.
I have heard one suggestion that these were published by Edu-Calc to accompany some found stock of HP-16c's (without original manuals) that were sold by Edu-Calc after HP-16c's were discontinued by the Hewlett Packard Company. Does any body know if this bears any relation to reality.
Finally does any body have an email address for Richard Nelson (Owner of the Edu-Calc Store) so I could communicate with him and verify this one way or the other.
Thanks very much, Jim H