|Re: Can anyone Identify this HP-41 Overlay?|
Message #15 Posted by Etienne Victoria on 21 Mar 2011, 10:25 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by aj04062
It is THE very overlay that was used on an Hp-41C tall keys with 4 (four) memory modules to trigger the whole economic crisis we're still struggling with.
The keys "Stock", "Index", "Trading" and "System" were incorrectly used by an engineer to try recover the value of the HP stock that went down because of Hp inability to relaunch a proper Hp-15C.
The calculator was connected to the whole financial planet through the Hp-IL --> nutIP and this allowed this evil/uncompetent engineer to contaminate the stock markets with his ill-conceived transactions.
You know the rest of the nightmare...
A "panic button" called "GOLD" was added to the overlay to enable immediate return to the gold stallion which would have allowed a stabilization of the economy.
However, the engineer determined that the "GOLD" key was solely designed to test the Hp-41 gold plated internal strip connector.
Therefore the only key he pressed after understanding his high magnitude mistake was (obviously) "Run"
Adding insult to treachery, a large engineer-driven lobby -including some of the most senior members of this forum- worked hard to put the blame on investors, bean-counters, marketing people ... and other TI renegates or even SWEKAs ("Simple Width Enter Key Apostates")
As one of the latter, I would like to thank you for allowing the pure simple truth to be established here.
No wonder, this overlay is difficult to identify.
Have a nice spring !