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An HP-42SII...Would HP go for it?
04-24-2014, 07:26 AM (This post was last modified: 04-24-2014 07:27 AM by Ángel Martin.)
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RE: An HP-42SII...Would HP go for it?
the 42 is a good example of what happens when a (supposedly large or at least including independent sections) development team doesn't align well all its moving parts. The software is perhaps the best RPN code ever made, a clear quantum leap from the 41 and the 15C - yet the hardware enhancements were limited to a saturn architecture and a second line on the display... while removing all the I/O capabilities.

What were they thinking, who knows.... but regardless, with the source code thrown away and its lackluster sales track record it's more than unlikely we'll ever see a resurrected 42 from HP *ever*.

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RE: An HP-42SII...Would HP go for it? - Ángel Martin - 04-24-2014 07:26 AM

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