Temptation



#2

So far I have few posts here (sort of a lurker) but I've had 8 HPs along the line, starting with an HP-45 back when I was only 17.

I miss several, especially the 67 (stolen) and the 15C (the one that did NOT survive being run over by a car), but lately I've started to get the itch...

I have 4 now, and OF COURSE will get at least one 35S.

Anyway, 2 coworkers have 42S's, my neighbor has a 15C, my ex-boss an 11C, and just today I saw that another has a 28S. Every time I see someone whip out their calculator, I want to reach for my wallet!

I want them all, darn it! Is there a support group, or at least a calculator-junkie credit union?


#3

My wife has also asked (several times recently) if there was a support group for HP calculator addiction.   My response was to
get out my HP42 and calculate the odds are
about 01 in 67 that
there are 15 people living
within 28 mile radius willing
to attend 11 weeks of therapy. Counseling
is only 45 percent successful at treating such problems..(um.. I mean passions) anyway.
Besides, I don't really have a calculator problem, do I?? GRIN


Edited: 19 July 2007, 12:57 a.m.


#4

Wow...sounds like you guys need to DROP that habit, or at least SWAP it.

Either way, if you are worried that you are becoming a USER, you could ENTER a support PRG, permitting they have SPC.

Those groups are usually full of odd CHARS, though.

Seriously, this is the support group. I suspect we'd prefer the term 'user group'?

ECL :)

PS It is hard to let go of technology that was state-of-the-art when our elder engineers set forth.

#5

Quote:
So far I have few posts here (sort of a lurker) but I've had 8 HPs along the line, starting with an HP-45 back when I was only 17.

I miss several, especially the 67 (stolen) and the 15C (the one that did NOT survive being run over by a car), but lately I've started to get the itch...

I have 4 now, and OF COURSE will get at least one 35S.

Anyway, 2 coworkers have 42S's, my neighbor has a 15C, my ex-boss an 11C, and just today I saw that another has a 28S. Every time I see someone whip out their calculator, I want to reach for my wallet!

I want them all, darn it! Is there a support group, or at least a calculator-junkie credit union?


None of the people I worked with have a HP (except recently a 17BII owner who shared my office).

Nonetheless, I'm deeply addicted to these little marvels. I just had kept a 41CX and a 12C.

I started with the excuse that I wanted to get a 21 to replace the one stolen (to me) in high school. Afterwards, it came to a 34C that I used to own a couple of years later. And a 25C. And a 41C which was my very first 41 (before I get the CX) and all the others (check link).

And that makes a 4000 euros expense...

Fortunately, my wife loves me. Sometimes, I wonder if I deserve her...

Edited: 19 July 2007, 9:26 a.m.


#6

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And that makes a 4000 euros expense...


Not so bad for me, but the $850 for the HP-65 back in 74 had some folks shaking their heads. I was still 18 - even before I got my first driver's license.


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