|Re: A Step ... that nauseates me!|
Message #13 Posted by W. Bruce Maguire on 5 Apr 2003, 1:21 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John K. (US)
What a joke! They better be coming out with an RPN model pretty quick... >:-P
The "Introduction to RPN" states:
HP provides full RPN ... The 48G+ and 48GX scientific and HP12C financial calculator (SIC) use RPN exclusively ... the 17BII and 49G can be switched between [RPN and algebraic]...
Lets see... Out of the FIVE calculators they mention, THREE are no longer available (are they even "supported"?) and ONE---the 48GX---is on its way out so fast that they didn't even bother to include it in the "Products" section! I guess that leaves... ONE RPN calculator! Isn't it ironic that the old engineering company that introduced RPN calculators to the world now only sells one RPN calculator...and it's for finance!?! >:-P
Sheesh! If they are not going to be introducing an RPN machine soon, then this RPN cheerleading is absolutley revolting!
Personally, I've come to terms with it. HP no longer exists. It is fruitless to even hope for a new calculator from them, because whatever they sell will be a piece of Chineses crap made by someone else with a spiffy "HP" logo slapped on (crookedly).
HP is gone. As far as I'm concerned, we all here have about as close a connection with the new HP as we do with Sharp, or TI, or Casio. The HP we admired was spun-off and called Agilent, and they are not in the calculator business.