01-17-2014, 09:00 PM

Hey Folks,

Just a new member doing his first post, after lurking around forever...

Background, FWIW:

I've been collecting HP calculators casually over the last 10 years or so. Grew up and made it through college with algebraic entry, and I really didn't know anyone using HPs in my circles. Later I ran across a 16C at work (~1987?) and started using it to help with hand assembly on an embedded coding project, and whoa, very handy for that. So, as pretty late RPN convert, I took to it right away, and never looked back, other than at old HP calculators. I wore that 16C out.

I like the 35S overall, but some of my favorites for what I do are the simple ones. I like non-busy keypads, and one of my favorites is the HP21. I like to grab a calculator and make some quick calculations to get to the numbers I need, as I very seldom need to do statistics or programming.

Beyond that, I'm definitely wanting to check out a 34S, and am working on getting one together. It looks like a Walter, Pauli, and the gang did a great job with that. Amazing dedication! The prelim 43S I've seen looks interesting, too, with a simpler keypad!

Regarding the future -- a few years ago I was helping my son with some basic math homework and showed brought out a 32Sii, and he took to RPN immediately! He also liked how no one would ever ask to borrow his calculator at school after that! He graduated last year and his favorite calculators in college are a 35S and 50G.

Thanks!

Scott

Just a new member doing his first post, after lurking around forever...

Background, FWIW:

I've been collecting HP calculators casually over the last 10 years or so. Grew up and made it through college with algebraic entry, and I really didn't know anyone using HPs in my circles. Later I ran across a 16C at work (~1987?) and started using it to help with hand assembly on an embedded coding project, and whoa, very handy for that. So, as pretty late RPN convert, I took to it right away, and never looked back, other than at old HP calculators. I wore that 16C out.

I like the 35S overall, but some of my favorites for what I do are the simple ones. I like non-busy keypads, and one of my favorites is the HP21. I like to grab a calculator and make some quick calculations to get to the numbers I need, as I very seldom need to do statistics or programming.

Beyond that, I'm definitely wanting to check out a 34S, and am working on getting one together. It looks like a Walter, Pauli, and the gang did a great job with that. Amazing dedication! The prelim 43S I've seen looks interesting, too, with a simpler keypad!

Regarding the future -- a few years ago I was helping my son with some basic math homework and showed brought out a 32Sii, and he took to RPN immediately! He also liked how no one would ever ask to borrow his calculator at school after that! He graduated last year and his favorite calculators in college are a 35S and 50G.

Thanks!

Scott