|Re: HHC 2008|
Message #17 Posted by Jake Schwartz on 30 Oct 2008, 4:47 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Seth Morabito
Richard Nelson was about three quarters through a detailed HHC2008 conference report, to be posted on the conference web site at http://holyjoe.net/hhc2008/ , probably in the "HHC News" section, when his computer went on the fritz. It is in for repair. He did email a few of us an in-progress version of the report for our comments and corrections, so we can always email it back to him when his computer is working again (should his hard drive end up erased). His computer is supposedly coming back to him next week.
A quick mention of a few of the things at the conference: Sharon Butterfield of the old Advanced Products Division reminisced about how she collected $400. personal checks and cash for mail-in HP35 orders back in 1972. Not having received direction on what to do with this stash, it was not until around a MILLION DOLLARS were stuffed into filing cabinets that HP finally took notice and did something with the money.
Also, we heard from Corvallis alumni Megha Shyam, Jim Donnelly and Charlie Patton. (We were sad to hear that both Dave Conklin and Bill Wickes would be out of town on that weekend.) Also, G T Springer from the current HP group did a nice demo of the new Streamsmart data collector/logger while attached to an hp40gs. We also learned that software to connect the Streamsmart to the 50g is possibly not too far in the future.
Since the 20b business machine is their newest release, they naturally wanted everyone to see it, so we all got 20b freebees, courtesy of HP. Gene Wright demonstrated how the 20b may be reflashed, and he loaded that HP45 emulator which appears on Bruce Bergman's hp20b Wiki at http://hpwiki.fatcity.com/doku.php?id=20b:software-demo_45.
There is much more, but I'll stop rambling here for now. I did videotape the whole conference, and hope to have copies available on DVD soon.