|Should we feel happy with this news?|
Message #5 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 21 Aug 2002, 11:29 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Iqbal
I recently had my HP28S stolen, and I was fortunate enough buying another this very weekend. But that's not the point: I bought an HP28S so I could help others to use it. As I have many like this.
You know, I use the HP48, the HP42S (I call my 32K 42 as HP42S+) and the HP15C. The others are there for translating programs, testing routines, store programs being developed... mostly, to help other users. Some contributors in here may have noticed I do what I do because I like it.
But Hewlett-Packard does not think this way.
I learned here that HP would never, never get back to calculator business if it is not profitable. I read many things in here, I posted my own (almost inaccurate) opinions, but I'm certain about it: profitability.
I think we all should focus this way: why would HP get back to calculator business if it is not profitable? Or is there a profitable calculator slice in the market we are not seeing? (I swear I cannot even think of an HP6S' family coming along... I feel sick!).
I have expressed my feelings about RPN and mind development, and I believe I can think numbers the way I think because of RPN programming structure. I sometimes feel myself as doing arithmetic and thinking RPN fashion... (Doc. Mike, please, tell me it's O.K., will yah?)
I don't know, I believe a financial analysis must be taken into account here. I try not feeling happy with the news, because they are too good to be true.
Just my thoughts.