|Re: New model HP 50g Blue|
Message #20 Posted by Karl Schneider on 11 Oct 2010, 2:14 a.m.,
in response to message #15 by Mike Morrow
The incredibly poor color schemes of the Pioneers, the HP 48SX, ... are horribly incompetent ... "left-coast artsy", ... in place of the excellent practical designs of earlier HP calculators.
And the curious thing about that statement? The schemes/designs were fundamentally the same: White, yellow and blue (in that order) function legends on a dark background (black or dark brown) were used on the HP-48S/SX as well as all Pioneer series except the HP-22S, HP-27S, and later HP-32SII -- just like their immediate non-RPL predecessors HP-41, HP-71B, and Voyager series. (Silver letters for alpha input were used on the HP-32S/SII.)
Yes, the HP-28C, the HP-48G, and later HP-32SII used different color schemes including 'designer colors'. The HP-22S and HP-27S omitted very-legible yellow, but followed the scheme otherwise.
Mike, I agree with you that the "white, yellow and blue on a dark background" scheme was ideal and should have been retained. However, your continual repeating of the same opinionated misinformation is a disservice.
Edited: 11 Oct 2010, 4:36 a.m.