|End of an Era|
Message #1 Posted by Les Bell on 2 Apr 1999, 6:40 p.m.
And so we face the final curtain. . .
According to the hp48.org site, the new HP scientific calculator, the HP89G is a rebadged TI 89 with an RPN mode. "We decided that because we couldn't beat the competition, we'd join them," said product team leader Ronald Sorensen.
Meanwhile, the only calculator-related news release from HP touts the HP 12C as ideal for tax chores (gotta admit, I just hired a new accountant, and the ONLY thinh on her desk was a 12C. A tidy desk is a sign of a sick mind, but what does this say?). Quoth the HP press release, "more than 60 percent of professionals in accounting, finance, computers and mathematics said they consider an HP calculator one of the best calculators available today".
Not for much longer, I'd wager. Looks like the bean-counters have won over the engineers.
--- Les [http://www.lesbell.com.au]