Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:15 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... I guess the tragic death of Michael Jackson put the internet on hold or something, as the amount of news we can find has come to a grinding halt. I did find something interesting, though: HP has made several of its classic calculator models available as iPhone applications or as Windows applications. I'm personally not particularly versed in the world of mathematics (other than statistics), but I do know the love many geeks have for their calculators.
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I don't get it
by laminam on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:59 UTC
laminam
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2009-06-26

Why would I pay $15/$30 for a calculator when one comes with the phone? Nostalgia?

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RE: I don't get it
by boldingd on Fri 26th Jun 2009 19:08 in reply to "I don't get it"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I was gonna post basically the same thing. I was gonna be all smart-ass with, "why would anyone pay for a reverse-polish calculator when clisp is free?"

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RE: I don't get it
by robmv on Fri 26th Jun 2009 19:09 in reply to "I don't get it"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

Why would I pay $15/$30 for a calculator when one comes with the phone? Nostalgia?


I think haven't used a RPN calculator, right?, personally I am used to it, and I only tolerate the usage of a standard one, and this behavior is common on people that grown up on studying with them. I think even the RPN notation influenced in my love in the Smalltalk programming language (not RPN really but has that feel)

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