|Re: HP-12C+ .... the mistake is back on the back!|
Message #7 Posted by Quan on 9 June 2009, 12:48 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Katie Wasserman
This, to me, is another example of pathetic quality control in the current HP calculator products.
How can something like this even passed quality check is beyond comprehension.
I don't want to come off negatively about HP, but I just couldn't get past the depressing feeling I had whenever I read repeatedly about the little mistakes like these.
For me, the most disturbing of all is the numerous mistakes or typo or whatever found in the manuals. It seemed no one really went through the pages and actually performed these exercise examples.
I have been a frequent, if not everyday, visitor to this site and comp.system.hp48 since started taking an interest in HP calculator late last year.
Excellent site, BTW. Very informative. I really enjoy coming here. :):):)
From all my reading and my own experience, the one problem seems to stand out above the rest was the missing keystrokes. It also appeared that HP is really trying to correct the problem as seen in the production of 35s, 17bii+, and 50g. But only the 50g shows sign of success. The 17bii+ and the 35s, both of which I have, still have problem in regard to missing keystrokes.
On the other hand, the 35s, 17bii+, and 50g show signs that maybe HP is working to rebuild its image. There is hope, I think.
I am also hoping HP continue to make corrections so that their next releases will be what I come to expect from HP: the calculators that not only look like professional tools, but also work flawlessly. Of course, that means the manuals are also more complete with very little or hard to find errors. Tough but it can be done.
OK, I switch to dream mode now.