|Re: HP35 IEEE Celebration 4/14/09|
Message #10 Posted by Dave Hicks on 15 Apr 2009, 2:09 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Katie Wasserman
Basically it's an unannounced change so they are shipping now but you must shop carefully. Sam gave me a clue about serial numbers but I'm not sure if he meant it to be totally open information as people might pick over inventories just to get the newest thing even if they don't plan to use it. But I think if you send me an email, it's OK to tell a few people. And I'm sure if you plan to develop some Apps, Sam will be happy to get you the stuff you need.
Something that probably didn't show up on the video was an even earlier HP-35 prototype. It looks like the yellow-key prototype shown on the HP-35 page except that it has a beige case. There are also different fonts on the keys and the back of the case hadn't had any texture applied yet. Texture was controversial because the more you added, the less the plastic wanted to come loose from the mold. I got some mediocre snap shots and will add it soon. It still works, of course.
Oh and an HP-01 proof of concept with a whole bunch of tiny wires running into an HP-35 where its real brains lived.
Lots of nice stories and great people! A really fun day!
I'll have some more to say about the trip later but it's been a long/great day.
Speaking of long days, Richard drove 750 miles each way!
Edited: 15 Apr 2009, 2:12 a.m.