Casio sells its one billionth calculator



#7

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/casio-sells-its-one-billionth-calculator/

Has HP reached this landmark?


#8

I can't imagine, probably not even close. Casio has sold lots of $5-20 calculators over the past 25 years. Hp has only recently started selling a low priced calculator and has zero market presence in the market as well (ie try to find the low end Hp retail).

#9

Yeah, well, too bad they're not user friendly. A student of mine brought in a Casio graphing calculator this week, and for the life of me (or about two minutes) I could not figure out how to get it into radian mode. I've never been stumped by a calculator before. Kudos Casio: Obscurus Modalus!


#10

Quote:
Yeah, well, too bad they're not user friendly. A student of mine brought in a Casio graphing calculator this week, and ... I could not figure out how to get it into radian mode...

Kudos Casio: Obscurus Modalus!


Ummm... let me guess: [MODE][MODE][MODE][MODE][2]

That's how it works on my non-graphing, under-$20 2004 fx-115MS, which shows a "D", "R", or "G" annunciator inside a very small square to indicate the angular mode.

Compare that with a 1981 fx-3600P: [MODE][5]

which is clearly printed on the face. The annunciator "RAD" (in place of "DEG" or "GRA") in large block capitals is displayed.

A quarter-century of progress! Will wonders never cease?

-- KS

Edited: 12 Jan 2007, 12:34 a.m.


#11

Casio has been in the calculator business before HP.


#12

Yet eveidently they are sliding down the slope of mediocrity as fast as the rest of them.


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