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Comments there are closed, so I'll put this here. Earlier comments said the TI-59's card reader was unreliable. I have two 59's, and never, ever had any problem with the card reader producing errors. Maybe because I handled the cards by the edges and never touched the recording surface?

I would not agree that if the 59 was the Fred Astaire of calcs, the 41 is the Ginger Rodgers. The 41 was of course a big step up from the 59 in so many ways.

I still use my 41cx every day, now with Diego's Clonix-D module and a couple of Angel's new ROM images, one being of a version he put out just three months ago.
But was it not said that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards, and in high heels?

(Nice article, hp41cx, thanks for the link!)
I did catch that part, but I guess I misunderstood it to be a criticism of the way RPN does it, as if RPN were backwards and thus idiotic, and that the 59 were a more-major star. Fred Astaire of course had a lot of other dance partners too, like Rita Hayworth, Leslie Racon, and Jane Powell, although Ginger Rodgers was probably most famous for dancing with him.
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