Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:48 UTC
In the News "We all know about the gadgets that get showered with constant praise - the icons, the segment leaders, and the game changers. Tech history will never forget the Altair 8800, the Walkman, the BlackBerry, and the iPhone. But people do forget - and quickly - about the devices that failed to change the world: the great ideas doomed by mediocre execution, the gadgets that arrived before the market was really ready, or the technologies that found their stride just as the world was pivoting to something else." I was a heavy user of BeOS, Zip drives, and MiniDisc (I was an MD user up until about 2 years ago). I'm starting to see a pattern here.
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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Fri 24th Aug 2012 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
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"I hate hate hate TI graphing calculators.
This makes me sad. "
I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. I agree that what you did on your calculator in the year you did it was very cool. ;)

But the fact that calculators like the TI-83 are still the same price and still the same form factor and still "required" for math classes makes me mad. It's been well over a decade! I just can't see it as anything other than milking a business model on an outdated product.

I believe a student nowadays should be able to easily do all of the cool fun stuff you did on your calculator on their mobile phone. Oh. That reminds me. I'm mad at the mobile phone market too. ;)

Edited 2012-08-24 16:25 UTC

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