|Zen and HP Calculators|
Message #9 Posted by Michael Meyer on 18 July 2002, 12:53 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
See. It shows that some of us men don't just think about one thing. (No matter what Freud said. If he was so smart, why is he dead now? And why didn't he collect HP's!)
Nope. Only calculators:
"Hey, check out the figure(s) on THAT beauty!"
or, "Those are the biggest stack I've ever seen!"
"You can't put that there. That's a female end."
"Wait a minute while I put this sleeve on my unit."
"Are you sure that'll fit in that case?" ("I din't know they made them that big.")
And of course, "Don't go dead on me now! We're just starting go get going! (programming, of course..) Don't you hate it when these things lose their power too quickly!
But, seriously, speaking of Zen: I thought I might have gotten my worst e-Bay deal months ago when I spent $10 on an old HP multimeter. I saw the low price and bought it without knowing the model and with no picture. When I got it, it was this big, ugly, heavy 1960's looking instrument. But guess what. It works!! So, I can now repair my vintage calculators with a vintage multimeter. It has a big LED readout (consisting of separate dots), multiple dials and inputs, but best of all, it really does look cool powered up on my work bench.
Say, it would be fun to see if there's a way to post pictures of people's work benches.. maybe in the article forum or something.