HP 41 in the site of HP !!!!



#2


Doesn't HP have a better picture of the best calculator in the world? :-(

HP Link


HP Link



Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 5:38 a.m.


#3

Quote:

Doesn't HP have a better picture of the best calculator in the world? :-(

HP Link

HP Link


I guess they don't care anymore... Having been an HP employee at the time of the merger with Compaq, I can assure you it's no more an engineer company.

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 5:56 a.m.

#4

Indeed!...
They could've at least found one with all the rubber feet on it. :(


#5

Gosh -- Maybe if I see how beat up the old models are, I'll be more appreciative of the shiny new ones.

I can see the slogan: "Trade in your classic calculator for a new HP: at least it has all its rubber feet!"

#6

... but what would you expect from KinHPo, formerly known as Hewlett-Packard ?

Nowadays, they have neither the quality of the past nor respect for their own past and/or customers. A trash company.

It's been ages since I bought the last item from them, a China-made HP-12C, an abysmal piece of junk that doesn't even pass the keyboard test right out of the box.

Fortunately it was never intended to be actually used, else it would've been stamped against the nearest wall within the hour.

Best regards from V.

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 6:34 a.m.


#7

Quote:

... but what would you expect from KinHPo, formerly known as Hewlett-Packard ?

Nowadays, they have neither the quality of the past nor respect for their own past and/or customers. A trash company.

It's been ages since I bought the last item from them, a China-made HP-12C, an abysmal piece of junk that doesn't even pass the keyboard test right out of the box.

Fortunately it was never intended to be actually used, else it would've been stamped against the nearest wall within the hour.

Best regards from V.



That's approximately what I said but with more guts... They're now bean-counters and financial guys, no more, i.e. nothing.
#8

Quote:
a China-made HP-12C, an abysmal piece of junk that doesn't even pass the keyboard test right out of the box

Wow! I thought I was losing my mind! I have a 12cp, less than 5 months old, and the ENTER key is already beginning to fail--I have to give the lower part of the key a good whack to place a number on the stack. A gentler touch leads to no response....

Les

#9

So, Valentin, for what purpose DID you buy that 12c?


#10

Strictly collecting. I had a US-made HP-12C (ultra-superb quality) and a Singapore-made one (very good quality) and wanted a China-made one to join the others.

I simply couldn't believe it was actually so bad, compared to the others. It is. Even worse than I expected. Were it not for collecting purposes, I would have send it back for a full refund at once. That was the last KinHPo item I bought and seriously doubt I'll ever buy anything from them in the future unless they revert to being Hewlett-Packard again, which is tantamount to a broken glass perfectly reconstructing its former unbroken shape and jumping back from the floor to the table top, i.e., not impossible but slightly implausible.

Best regards from V.

#11

This is ridiculous and it gives a very unprofessional impression. when I , in addition, even hear about the low quality of HP calculators (even their top models) nowadays it is to my opinion a fair suggestion to HP to quit their calculator branch immediately.


#12

HP likes us though:
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/faq.html

I don't think it's so strange that the only calculator that was donated was one that's in rough shape. Aren't all the other ones being use and enjoyed by their owners?

-Jonathan

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 9:32 a.m.


#13

I think it is interesting that FAQ is essentially all forwarded here!

Maybe they should start thinking about that!

Maybe they should work to make products that meet people's expectations. It isn't about bringing back the 15c. It is about continual product improvement.


Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 10:29 a.m.


#14

Quote:
It is about continual product improvement.


Read my lips: this isn't in their scope anymore.

#15

Quote:

Read my lips: this isn't in their scope anymore.


Oh, I get it! It's like when George H. W. Bush said "Read my lips: no new taxes" and then there were new taxes. Just like how the 49g+ is a much faster version of the 49g and the 50g has a better keyboard and adds a serial port to the 49g+... "continual product improvement"

-Jonathan

#16

Hi All,

what's said in this thread is what a lot of us feel about HP these days. So why not let them know ? Shouldn't we send HP CEO Mark Hurd the link to this thread ? If you agree I'd volunteer to write the mail.

Best regards

Karl


#17

Quote:
Hi All,

what's said in this thread is what a lot of us feel about HP these days. So why not let them know ? Shouldn't we send HP CEO Mark Hurd the link to this thread ? If you agree I'd volunteer to write the mail.

Best regards

Karl



This guy hasn't been hired for old products' sake neither for considering our memories. We are the only ones to be able to keep old calcs alive. These were good products and you wont get any other in the future.

Please forgive me for being so sarcastic but having worked for OS corporations for 25 years now, I've understood that the devotion we have all put in our employers messages and moto are dreams.

Back in the 80s, I remember Digital's (my employer) "Pay for performance", "Customer satisfaction" and "Honesty first" messages. This is all b*llsh*t for beginners who want strong messages to sleep well at night and give a meaning to their lives.

Reality is: money first, whatever the side effects.

<End of flame>

Now back to my collection

Have a good week-end


#18

Hi, all;

as all evidences point to a tragic true, I decided to send them a feedback myself. Contents are replicated below:

Quote:
Gentlemen;

I'm affraid the pictures of the venerable HP41 that were added to the pages pointed by the URL below do not reflect the grandiosity of the calculator it refers to. Note that the term 'venerable' was used by HP itself when refering to the HP41, it is not a reference I decided to add by my own. Please, make sure that there are no better photographs you could add to represent such a remarkable calculator. Many current users would be happy to provide excelent, hi-res pictures of it.

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/museum/personalsystems/0043/0043sixviews.html

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/museum/personalsystems/0043/0043bottom.html

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/museum/personalsystems/0043/0043rightside.html

Best regards and thanks.


I idnetified myself as a Brazilian and added my current e-mail address.

Cheers.

Luiz (Brazil)

#19

I already sent. With my sincere contempt feelings >:-(
You can also send

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 11:39 a.m.

#20

Hi, all;

I remember when the 'HP67S' was introduced and it was also accessible throguh a 'valid' HP-related link (a redirection, if I am not wrong)?

Can this be checkd with HP stuff if this is actually an HP page? It doesn´t look like a valid one to me, though.

Just a guess.

Cheers.

Luiz (Brazil)


#21

Hi Luiz,


Quote:
Can this be checkd with HP stuff if this is actually an HP page? It doesn´t look like a valid one to me, though.

I think it is real. If you go to www.hp.com, then company history, and then virtual museum, you can find the photos. Take a look at the back photo of the HP-35:

HP-35 Back

It has the corners off the back label. It looks like whoever they hired to do these photos just went to the HP service department and said "Give me some calculators to photograph". They all look like they have been serviced.

You would think that somewhere at HP they would have at least one original sample of each of their products.

Maybe Dave Hicks should offer to supply them with some really good photos (Of course for a donation to help support the HPMUSEUM.ORG site :))

Pretty sad!!

Bill


#22

Hi,

Quote:
You would think that somewhere at HP they would have at least one original sample of each of their products
They once had samples, along the Corvallis 'Wall of Fame',

but it seems these samples were lost during

reassignment of the HP Corvallis site.

When I visited the HP Hannover site about 15 years ago,

they had a huge glass showcase in the entrance area.

It's more than two meters in height,

and has a footprint of about a square meter.

Actually that showcase was simply empty,

they didn't seem to have any use for it.

I asked them if I could expose some of my old HP calculators there,

which they found to be a good idea.

So I placed a unit of every series into that showcase,

from the HP-35 to the HP-95, and the HP-110 with IL printer.

So everyone who has to wait for his date at the HP Hannover site

will notice the showcase full of old and maybe interesting stuff,

and from what I heard, there were several visitors

who made nice comments about the small calculator exhibition.


Over the years some of the HP people there

also added some of their old stuff to the showcase,

including an HP 9100 desktop calc with printer option.

Raymond

#23

I explained, I Explained and I Explained. . . . :-(

Hello:

Thank you for your message to the HP.com corporate
Feedback to Webmaster. We appreciate the effort
to notify us of issues with the web site.

Based on the information in your message, we have
been unable to find or identify the exact situation
you described. If possible, could you please provide us
with additional information? Any clues you
provide will help us resolve the problem quickly.

Can you tell us the exact address/URL where you saw
the problem, the URL of the page that you visited
just before it, or the path you took?

The Hewlett-Packard HP.com web site is composed of
many linked sites on multiple servers located around
the world, and is maintained by numerous webmasters,
all connected via a global network. Your feedback
will help us contact the right web team responsible.

Thank you for your assistance!

Feedback to Webmaster
Hewlett-Packard Company


#24

LOL ROFLLLL

Such typical Dilbertism.

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 3:47 p.m.

#25

I suppose we should be glad that anyone at HP even knows what an HP-41CX is. They'd have done better just to point all their vintage calculator pages directly to this site, though. Dave's stuff makes theirs look absolutely pathetic. I suppose that's actually a good metaphor for the whole company these days.


#26

Quote:
I suppose that's actually a good metaphor for the whole company these days.

You get it!!
#27

...das ist wirklich bitter!

in tiefer trauer,
hans

#28

Original Message Follows:
------------------------
You enter in that link and you will understand! ! !

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/forum.cgi?read=102266#102266

Don't you have a decent picture of the hp41cx?
Don't you know that it is (HP41)?

Dear Valued HP Customer:

We are contacting you in reference to your recent request on
<http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/forum.cgi?read=102266#102266>.
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.
We want to apologize for any inconvenience the previous answer may have caused
you.
Based on the information given in your message, we have contacted the HP team
responsible for this issue. They are working on this matter and we will contact
you with the team?s response.
Your feedback helps us make the right changes. Thank you for taking the time to
help us improve our capabilities.

HP U.S. Feedback to Webmaster
Hewlett-Packard Company

Edited: 10 Nov 2006, 7:19 p.m.

#29

Thank you for bringing this to HP's attention.
We are investigating the web pages and images in question. We are aware of your concerns, and apologize for the confusion and delay in our response.
As soon as our investigation is complete, we will post the results.
US HP Feedback to Webmaster


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