|Talking about oldies...|
Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 24 July 2002, 8:53 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Ernie Malaga
I feel bad turning the thread in to another, but the subject is teasing, amazingly teasing.
You know what? I really did not remember. Here, in Brazil, Hewlett-Packard calculators became a fever in the mid 70's and the hole 80's. In the 90's I was out of the university and saw not that much. But I got contact with them only on 1984 (maybe 1985, I'm not sure), when I bought an HP41C.
I used to chase info about HP calculators, and I still have an issue of International Electronics announcing both HP41C and 41CV. I scanned it and sent them to Dave.
But the oldies were not part of my professional development. And I feel sad for it. When I read about the 9100, a calculator with no IC's (and it just here, in the Museum, that I got this information), I felt how far I was from calculator's history and technology.
I think of them, the oldies, as the best starting point. We would never have what we have today (HP calculators) if it is not because of them. Daring, innovative look, advanced technology, the user in mind... among many characteristics.
I miss a time I was not even known about...