|Re: We may not want to yell TOO loudly, just yet . . .|
Message #2 Posted by Paul Brogger on 4 Mar 2003, 8:03 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Norm
By all means, contact HP, and tell 'em what you think.
But I think we should keep it calm and well-reasoned. If we're to have any influence on the course of events, it will be because some folks in places of responsibility actually open up to a change in course. That won't come about if we start going after them with both guns blazing. (Of course, it probably won't come about anyway, but we can only do our best.)
So I'd advise a flood of calm, well-reasoned, arguments for the benefits of true RPN functionality, shirt-pocket portability, and solid construction. We should use our best grammar and spelling, and no profanity or name-calling.
I doubt there's any hope of "the new HP" following the advice of a fringe group of rabid RPN acolytes. But maybe they'll take into account the wishes of some caring, experienced professionals? (We can always hope, can't we?)
Again, if we've any influence at all, we'll not want to do anything to upset the apple cart just as a long-overdue RPN model (however WalMart-junkish may be its construction) is apparently to be introduced! Let's encourage 'em and see what comes before complaining too bitterly.
(And we might also consider evaluating the upcoming offering as a baby-step back toward the right direction, and not over-zealously compare it directly to the HP-15C/41/42S or whatever we think is the best of what the company somehow used to be capable . . . )
-- Paul B.