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[Survey] HP users around the world
01-17-2018, 01:55 AM
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RE: [Survey] HP users around the world
Country: USA (California)
Native language: I talk American
Basic (but less each day that I don't use it): South American Spanish (no Vosotros other than Vos!, lots of Quechua & Aymara nouns)

Side note 1: I spent 3 months pretending to teach English in La Paz Bolivia in '98, at the engineering college of the public university. A personal computer was a rare possession among the budding young engineers but the HP48 was nearly ubiquitous. They downloaded programs at the uni's computer lab and wrote their own. They envisioned themselves using the 48 in the field as their main number cruncher. They were much better prepared to solve real world problems as they encountered them than today's plug-n-crank "engineers". We spent my second-to-last night before my visa expired showing them how many english nouns they had already known because of technology, mathematics and television. That's me: "un diccionaryo con orejas".
I told them that I owned an SX and used it in "topografia" but that I preferred my HP41cx. They had heard of those old things.

Side note 2: Mark Hardman; Tell the folks you spent your formative years in the mountains of Colorado. No one will believe a native Texan speaks American English!
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RE: [Survey] HP users around the world - d b - 01-17-2018 01:55 AM
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