Message #13 Posted by Michael Meyer on 5 Mar 2004, 7:34 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Arnaud Amiel
Of course we have mixed feelings about HP!!!
Most, if not all of us on the forum are here because we collect, use, and admire the HP's of the past. (That's why the site is a MUSEUM.)
Then came, "modern times", and values have changed. Many of us think for the worse.
HP dissolved (fired) their calculator division.
So, do we want HP to succeed and make future RPN's? Yes... BUT, will there be a market enough to ever really return to innovation? If not, well, then, NO..... So, I see BOTH SIDES. It's hard to compare the products of today with those of a past era.
I just had to point out why we keep debating this point. Sadly, I doubt we will return to the values of the past, as many here have pointed out.
So, for those who really need the new machines for their work, you have my sympathy, and some bit of hope.
For the rest of us, we have our old "museum pieces."
and for everyone else... they'll never understand what they missed or even what the fuss is about.
I'm going to go comb my wrinkles.