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http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/computing/01/12/hewlett.obit.ap/index.html

A great loss.

Lately I've had this feeling that HP is not interested anymore in calculators and instruments. Yes, there's Agilent Technologies to deal with instruments, but what about calculators? Is e-business and related technologies becoming an idée fixe for HP?

From dust to dust.
Calculators users will be on themselves. No one in HP is interested in Calculators anymore. TI, here we go!
This is pathetic.

I would agree with the above two comments. The quality of HP calculators is not what it used to be. There are many reasons for this, including the culture and direction at HP, but I think a main reason is purely economic. Due to the low cost of chips, it's hard to make any money on calculators anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if HP got out of calculators entirely.

Todd

So my suspicions are true. What a pity.

We all have developed a sort of loyalty towards HP and its little machines, but it seems likely to become a thing of the past. And we might end up with a lot of nostalgia about it.

Thankfully, we have Dave and his museum. As someone wrote, a place for us HP enthusiasts to keep in touch with each other. So let's keep on sharing our knowledge and experiences with our little machines.

> Thankfully, we have Dave and his museum. As someone wrote,
a

> place for us HP enthusiasts to keep in touch with each other. So

> let's keep on sharing our knowledge and experiences with our

> little machines.

I agree! I just got the CDROM set and all I can say is WOW. Dave, you have done an outstanding job on pulling all this vital info together for us enthusiasts. I feel that I can concentrate on getting the most out of my calculators, without worrying about early obsolescence.

Amen