|Re: A tribute to the old manuals (again :)|
Message #7 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 23 June 2009, 4:10 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Don Shepherd
I generally follow any post on this Forum regarding manuals and documentation, both because I love old HP manuals and because I always hope someone write here "Hp manuals are back!".
But, no surprise, instead of good news, I read reports about inconsistencies, errors and even fun facts.
What I like best, in old HP manuals, is that you find everything you need when you are a beginner and have to learn how to use your calculator, but years after, any manual turns into a book of mathematics, that can be read as it is, with no calculator aside, just to refresh some knowledge and/or for the pleasure of reading it (for instance the HP34C manuals, the HP15C manuals, the HP48g manuals and, I'm sure but have no experience in it, the HP41C and the HP42S manuals).
My little contribute.