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A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Allen - 03-30-2010

I recently ran across a new wiki- each article is limited to exactly 10-words long. There are some very clever ( and funny) definitions!! I noticed one was missing.

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/Hewlett_Packard

Here's my entry for HP..
Any takers for other links?

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/calculator

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/71b

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/42s

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/41cx

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/15c

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/16c

http://www.tenwordwiki.com/34c


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - db (martinez, ca.) - 03-30-2010

i added one to your hp wiki and made one for the 41


Re: A new wiki: HP-15C in 10 words - Karl Schneider - 03-31-2010

A serious one for the HP-15C:

Near-flawless scientific calculator; extended derivative of HP-11C and HP-34C.

And a contentious one:

Value and ease: Hall of Fame! Putting 41C to shame.

-- KS

Edited: 31 Mar 2010, 2:24 a.m.


Re: A new wiki: HP-15C in 10 words - Eddie W. Shore - 03-31-2010

HP 15C:

Great portrait-size scientific/programmable calculator, made in 1982.


OT: Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Howard Owen - 03-31-2010

I like this one.

tenwordwiki:

a website where words are described with ten words, duh


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Howard Owen - 03-31-2010

Someone had already added a definition for "41cx"

Quote:
When the very best is only just barely good enough.

I couldn't let that stand, so I added this:

Quote:
Geeky cult classic calculator/computer. Built by engineers for engineers.




Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Allen - 03-31-2010

Nice,
How about this one for the
42s :

Quote:
Penultimate Hewlett Packard calculator. Expensive on ebay- good birth control.



Edited: 31 Mar 2010, 10:35 p.m.


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Don Shepherd - 03-31-2010

Allen, what in the world does "good birth control" mean?
Don


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - db (martinez, ca.) - 04-01-2010

you don't have to splain it to me lucy. i got that treatment when i paid about $280 for a cx and survey module back in '83, and it was worth it. mmmmmm, that new hp smell.


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Martin Pinckney - 04-01-2010

I think he means spending that much for a grown man's toy may bring the wife to anger...


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Allen - 04-01-2010

Hard to get pregnant when you're counting lines of code, or calculating how many numbers of the form x^6 have a 4 and 6 digit but no 5. :)

This is a variation on Pauli's exclusion principle where wife and calculator can not exist in the same hand due to different energy levels and spin.

Edited: 1 Apr 2010, 9:26 p.m.


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Don Shepherd - 04-01-2010

So, calculator as condom. Wouldn't that be an interesting research project!


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Garth Wilson - 04-02-2010

On another forum (not calculator-related either!) someone posted a picture of a man lying on their bed with his HP calculator and his half-naked wife (hopefully wife) there unable to get his attention. It was funny but I'll refrain from re-posting. You'll have to imagine.


Re: A new wiki: HP in 10 words - Walter B - 04-02-2010

Quote:
... hopefully wife ...

No birth control without a wife. We don't want to leave the topic, do we? d;-)