|Re: Who uses the HP Demographic|
Message #17 Posted by JimHorn on 4 Aug 2012, 4:34 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Les Koller
59.5; first calculator was a just-announced HP-25 a month after I graduated from college (BSEE) as the only one in my class without a calculator. Why? Because I knew inexpensive programmables were coming and didn't want to blow the works on a non-programmable.
The '25 served me extremely well. I gave it to my younger brother Joe when the '67 arrived a year later. Then the '41 in 1979. The '41 served as my main calculator well into the 2000s.
Lotsa other HPs as well - at work: 11, 28C, 9825, 9835, 9836 (a favorite!). Of my own: 01, 75, 110, 97. Given to me (thank you, Joe, Cyrille and Dave!): 48S, 49G, 50g+, 20b => WP 34S, 38C.
My favorites? The 25, 67, 41 and 75 were very heavily used and written up. The 110 served as my go-to word processor and terminal for nearly 20 years - instant on and 20 hour battery life is still unbeatable. The 50 is still the pinnacle of capability. The HP-01 is still a stellar combination of style and function. And the WP 34S just plain blows me away.
But thanks to all on this forum for an unmatched community of support and friendship. Reminds me much of the early days of PPC, CHHU and such. And believe me, that's high praise!