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My first HP-35 and several HP's later
Posted by C_Thomas on 12 June 2001, 8:11 p.m.
In 1976 I was a senior in high school taking both Physics and Chemistry. My high school was just beginning to allow the use of personal calculators. I long-admired the HP-35 owned by my brother-in-law so when he wanted to sell it so he could buy himself a new HP-67 I scraped up the $50 he wanted and bought it from him. That HP-35 first took my bro-in-law through his engineering degree and then took me through my chemistry degree. I still have it and it still works like new (when plugged in, the battery pack is dead of course). I retired it in 1985 or 1986 when I bought a HP-11C. I still use my HP-11C every day but I started to worry that someone might swipe it for its Ebay value so I also purchased a HP-20S that I am not so concerned about someone "borrowing" if they really feel they need to. Today I ordered a HP-30S for my niece, might as well get her started on the right path too. That HP-35 started a legacy of HP calculator use in my family, now in its second generation.
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