shockwave77598: (Default)
[personal profile] shockwave77598
I have long been in the market for an older model of HP calculator. Specifically, an HP11. I don't need the matrix capabilities of an HP15 -- I have the HP50 at work and the HP48SX at home for serious stuff like that. But those two calculators, for all their capabilities, suffer from one very serious problem...

I can't put them in my pocket and carry them everywhere I go.

Yes, I need a quicktograb scientific calculator, because inevitably when I need to do some quick checks of the math on something, I never have a calculator handy. So I need a cheapo that sits in my pocket, like I had in the early 80s (I was one of the few troops who got in trouble for being in AFR35-10 and not having a calculator in my shirt pocket).

Trouble is, an HP11 from that era is considered a collectors item today, and fetchs pricetags far above the 90$ a brand new one cost in 1982. And while there are a few other pocket HP calculators like various generations of HP32, they also fetch premium dollar figures. And no, a cheap TI is not a solution...

But then, the solution fell into my lap. Someone else at work was using a scientific calculator on their smartphone. And I looked, and found an HP11C emulator for only 99c. Tada, not only do I now have a "pocket" calculator, but it doesn't sit in my pocket and it really does go everywhere my phone and I go.

Amazing world we live in :)
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

shockwave77598: (Default)
shockwave77598

November 2011

S M T W T F S
   1 2345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 04:19 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios