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Funny anecdote about HP-45

Posted by aruid on 18 Jan 2002, 6:35 p.m.

Today my circuits professor was telling me how his friend (a math teacher) bought a HP calc in 1973 for several hundred dollars. They were talking and playing with the thing and his friend (the math teacher) asked "so when are you going to get one of these?" My professor replied "when I can buy it for ten bucks." Naturally his answer was laughable in 1973, but now you can get a calculator that does everything a HP-45 can do for under $10. I personally have a HP-49G and it makes me wonder what I will be able to get in 30 years, will the HP-49G be worth money as a collectors piece?


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