HP wants to hear your 12c stories...



#4

Thought I would forward this along.

Please do not email your stories to me! :-)

Gene

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“Hi all,

Our PR team will be putting together a sizzle reel of complimentary quotes and stories about the 12c. Ideally, they’d like to include a combination of everyday people and business VIP’s. Would you be interested in sending an e-mail out to the calculator User Group to let them know that I am looking for people with interesting stories, complimentary quotes, etc. about the 12c that they would like to share with us to include in our broadcast media pitch?

Thanks!

If you are an HP-12C user and you are interested in participating send your email to:

CalcEnthusiasts@hp.com


#5

They want enthusiasm? Tell 'em to solicit comments about 15c, 27s or 42s.

What's a 12c?


#6

I agree. I have a great 42S story I'd be happy to share.

Why is it that HP focuses so much on financial calculators?

#7

HP Can do that too. just send your thoughts/stories about the 15c to calcenthusiasts@hp.com

#8

Dear HP,

I'm willing to share lots of complimentary stories about my new 'HP 15c Limited Edition' as soon as you will sell it to me. Send some and I will send a nice story by email for each!

Take care,
A.O.

#9

I love my 12C. Every night I place it under my pillow and hope that it turns into a 15C.

All joking aside, I'm excited to see the 30th Anniversary Edition. The fact that the 12C has been in production for so long truly is amazing. (It also gives me hope that we'll see a Limted Edition 15C, although I'm worried about just how limited it will be...)

Edited: 21 July 2011, 8:31 p.m.

#10

My 12c story:
When my younger brother graduated with a business/accounting degree about five years ago, I got him a 12c for a graduation present. At the time, I only owned a 48G and didn't know the difference between the RPL and XYZT RPN machines. I tried to teach him how to use RPN but I didn't do a very good job of it because the stack didn't respond the way I was used to. I don't think he was particularly enthused about it. I've never seen him use it, he's never mentioned it, and I've never seen it again.

Probably not what HP wants for its "broadcast media pitch".


#11

I think a 17bII+ is ideal for accountants. you can store all the typical accounting equations in the Solve menu. When I took accounting, I put ROE, ROA, RNOA, etc. in my calculator so I didn't have to remember the formulas.

#12

Should I tell the one where a 12C in my pocketbook took a bullet for me on the mean streets of New York? Nah, that's too boring...

How about this thrilling one that happened just yesterday....

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I was having a discussion about the 12c with one of my clients. This was prompted by his annual forgetting of how to swap the radix and thousands separator symbols that accidentally happens from time-to-time when you use a 12C every day, all day. [We get this same question on the forum at least once a month, why doens't HP put this on the back-plate of the calculator.] He's been using a 12C for 25 years at work and at home, he loves it!

He then went on to tell me that when he was shopping for home mortgages with a broker he was able to stay several seconds ahead of the broker as far as affordability calculations were concerned. He was keying in the numbers on his 12C while the broker was using a desktop PC and waiting for a response. The broker had no idea how anyone could come up with results before the computer did. And this was with an original 12C, with a 12C+ (he doens't have one yet) he'd be several seconds faster still.

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-Katie


#13

Quote:
Should I tell the one where a 12C in my pocketbook took a bullet for me on the mean streets of New York?

What? You made no attempt to save the 12C?

#14

Quote:
What? You made no attempt to save the 12C?

I had this foolish sense of human superiority that day, I really learned my lesson.


#15

And it WAS'NT an Hp 15c!

#16

Never used, borrowed or bought a 12c in the last 30 years - I guess that's also becoming a record to write home about!

On the other hand, the 41....


#17

Quote:
Never used, borrowed or bought a 12c in the last 30 years - I guess that's also becoming a record to write home about!

I bought a 25 in 1975, never owned a financial calc until I received a 20B at HHC2010 almost 35 years later. Finally bought a 12CPlatinum at a pawn shop yesterday.


#18

Well done, that's probably the best place to buy it, if not the only acceptable one.

Edited: 22 July 2011, 3:23 p.m.

#19

Quote:


I bought a 25 in 1975, never owned a financial calc until I received a 20B at HHC2010 almost 35 years later. Finally bought a 12CPlatinum at a pawn shop yesterday.


hmmm... i wonder if someone failed in the financial market and decided to pawn his/her 12C? LOL!


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