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Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Peter Murphy (Livermore) - 08-28-2013

Dented and duct-taped, old HP calculators still beloved by planners:

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-old-hp-calculators-20130826,0,3257353.story


Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Matt Agajanian - 08-28-2013

Not certain why they chose that guy for the 12C demo in the video. I'm even more shocked because he thinks the 12C was made in the 60s or 70s.

I sure wish newspapers would both do their research and pick interviewees who know what their talking about.


Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Thomas Klemm - 08-28-2013

Didn't watch the video but what's wrong with:

Quote:
HP introduced RPN calculators way back in the early 1960s. In the 1980s, HP released its best-known version, also called the HP 12C.




Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Peter Murphy (Livermore) - 08-28-2013

The guy in the video thinks '60s or '70s for the 12C. The reporter got it right.


Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Matt Agajanian - 08-28-2013

And that was the point of inaccuracy I was referring to. Thanks for reinforcing my disappointment with the video.


Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Nick_S - 08-29-2013

The guy in the video is clearly a user rather than an calculator enthusiast or collector, so why worry about a slip which was corrected by the reporter? He seemed to capture why the calculators were still popular in the financial field in a way that someone not raised on them could understand.

This kind of publicity helps keep these old calculators alive through introducing them to new users. I for one was glad to get my HP 15c Limited Edition calculator as a recent by-product of the continued production of the HP 12C.

Nick




Re: Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C - Matt Agajanian - 08-29-2013

Good point.