|Re: O.K. -- So, How Was It?|
Message #19 Posted by Eddie W. Shore on 3 Oct 2007, 9:26 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Brogger
Awesome. I believe there was a record number of participants this year. We went all day Saturday, literally, starting at 8:00 in the morning to almost 10:00 that night.
Some of the many highlights: many calcualtor designs. One person proposed that the HP 35s menu be changed to HP 17/42 like menus.
There was a talk about whether Einstein would have used a calculator, and the speaker, Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz, stated that Einstein's calcualtor would require symoblic algebra, compact tensor notation, and matrices that allows equations.
Jean-Yves Avenard introduced a great program to handle implicit function graphing, the EDGE by Hyrdix.
Jake Schwartz gave us his review of changes to HP calcualtors. Thumbs up for the big ENTER key, raised angled keys instead of two shifted functions above the key. Thumbs down: lack of accesibility of base functions, lack of overlays, several color schemes (i.e. 6S, 30S).
Prizes ranged from the 14B, 32SII, 40g (39g with CAS) to many calcualtors from the 48 and 49 series. I won one of the 14B calculators and won a surprise auction to purchase a 41C.
I have officially joined the club of 41 owners.