Isn't it time to update the museum?



#2

The last calculator that is presented in any detail in the museum is the 2001 HP Xpander.

Isn't in about time to update the museum to include pages for other significant discontinued models such as the 48g series, 32sii, 17bii, 19bii, 49g?


#3

I do agree.


#4

I think that we've been flying on auto pilot for some time now, I haven't seen any posts from Dave.

-Katie


#5

This is my impression, too.

Massimo

#6

Several years ago when I first registered with this forum, I submitted several programs for inclusion in the HP-15C section. I never received any acknowledgement, and they were never incorporated. After that, I haven't bothered to make any contributions, other than what I post on the forum. For all I know, Dave Hicks is another Max Headroom.


#7

Guess he is a bit busy - I have exchanged email with hime on a couple of occaisions though..

Best idea would be to post any new submissions as a new articles, think they even get onto the museum CD that way (not sure).

Mike T.


#8

The museum has this page for submittals, which is what I used. Presumably, this is the way programs get into the museun, rather than by posting them on the forum.

#9

Michael;

Dave is hired brain cells for the tech industry. When there is a project; he is very busy. I try to never email him on anything with less than a two month lead time. If he didn't get back to you it was an accident.

BTW: Including humorous or obscene Dr. Who references guarantees a faster turnaround.

Postfixaly Yours - db

#10

Same here.

#11

Quote:
I think that we've been flying on auto pilot for some time now, I haven't seen any posts from Dave.

In the unlikely event that this forum and web site disappears, where would you all go?

#12

Good question.

We need a DR plan with a backup copy of the whole site updated daily (that should be often enough).


#13

Does anyone here except Dave has FTP access to the site?

A vanishing point would be a good thing.

Edited: 29 Aug 2011, 4:14 p.m.

#14

This time, when the Huns sack Rome; at least we have the Wayback Machine

And speaking of massive destruction, how did you and your home fare the storm? I know someone on Staten Island who spent the weekend in Queens to be (?) safe.


#15

Quote:
And speaking of massive destruction, how did you and your home fare the storm? I know someone on Staten Island who spent the weekend in Queens to be (?) safe

We fared pretty good - just a few branches down and no major flooding. We live a little north of Atlantic City, NJ and about a half mile west of Route 9. Everyone east of Route 9 was manatory evacuation, so we didn't have to leave. Although my neighbor took it as an opportunity to take his family west for a long vacation weekend. Luck him.

Hope everyone else here are okay.

Bill

#16

Lots of power outages around here (Westchester country NY) and some trees down but not that much flooding. I never lost power which was a shame since I was going to light up my house with the glow from thousands of tiny red LED segments. It was mild compared to the some of the unnamed nor'easters we've had in recent years.

#17

Quote:
In the unlikely event that this forum and web site disappears, where would you all go?

Well somewhere I'd hope if things devolved
to that state seeing as the legacy arguably lives or dies
with the existence of this group.

Incidentally I'm certainly appreciative of the benefit from
this forum. But there are a few things I'd offer might make
life easier for participants such as e-mail notification for
follow-on posts to threads in which one may be interested.
I've never felt the archive search was as user friendly nor
effective as it could be. And there appears to be a seam
between daily/recent posts and those archived where links to
the former expire.

Perhaps a more contemporary forum management package would
address the above and provide more mainstream features such
as poster default signatures which I believe I've heard raised
before.

#18

I agree on updating the museum with "new" calculators; specially with the 48/49 models...

Thanks

Giancarlo


#19

Also the 35s, and the 20b/30b and how they can be turned into the WP34s.


#20

Dave has always waited till after a calculator is discontinued to put up a museum page for it. An "historical" overview of the 20/30 series might be tempting fate, like keeping crutches after a broken leg has healed.
Articles are another thing.


#21

Under "The Other Models"

"This page lists calculators that are too new to be considered museum pieces." [Emphasis added]

He has the following discontinued models:

10B
14B
17BII
19B
19BII
20S
21S
32SII
38G
48G(X)
95LX
100LX
200LX... Tired of typing.

To say it needs an update is like saying Irene had a little rain in it.


Edited: 28 Aug 2011, 5:23 p.m.


#22

FWIW, I made this proposal more than once in the last eight years - leaving sufficient intervals in between. Last on 2010-12-14 via museum mail to the curator:

Quote:
Coverage of "Other" models in your museum

Hi Dave,

having entered this final museum room after many months again, I respectfully suggest updating the text therein. E.g. claiming the 38G being "still in production" is a bit far from truth today. And since production ceased for most models mentioned there, the museum is perfectly safe against surprising new facts. So if and when you've got some time for dusting the museum premises, that's the room where your effort will be most beneficial IMHO.

Best regards


No reaction :-/ So autopilot seems being turned on for quite a while. Hope Dave is well.

Walter

#23

Different story here at the Datamath Calculator Museum - just received a whole bunch of new calculators from TI to include in the Museum.

A full graphing calculator SMALLER than the HP-30B - watch out!

Cheers,
Joerg


#24

Hey Joerg!

Just have two pages on the Datamath museum.

One for the TI-30 and all its variants.

The other for the TI-83 and its children.

That covers 95% of all TI models.

:-)

Wish you could come to HHC in San Diego this year!


#25

Gene,

You are right - look at this one:

TI-30 (1976 - 2010)

Sorry, I won't make it this year to San Diego. HHC 2011 scheduled right between two trips to Germany and Las Vegas (both for business reasons..).

Next year!!!

Joerg


#26

Quote:
Gene,

You are right - look at this one:

TI-30 (1976 - 2010)


Oh wow. I even forgot I owned some members of that motley crew.
I do wish TI could have cracked the mystery of correctly writing
a key scan debouncing routine.

#27

Quote:
One for the TI-30 and all its variants.

The other for the TI-83 and its children.

That covers 95% of all TI models.


Wouldn't any company love to have two products that sell, and sell, and sell, and sell, and sell, and sell some more?

#28

True true, Palmer!

I was just teasing Joerg. :-)

We need to talk. Email me through the forum and send me your phone number.


#29

Palmer,

He is always teasing me :-(

Gene wants your TI-88 badly - don't sell it for less tha $2,000.

Cheers,

Joerg


#30

Quote:
Gene wants your TI-88 badly - don't sell it for less tha $2,000.

I can't sell what I don't have.
#31

First sentence of the website:

"The Museum of HP Calculators displays and describes Hewlett-Packard calculators introduced from 1968 to 1986 plus a few interesting later models."

That says all it needs to say. It's Dave Hick's site - he can put on what he wants. If he doesn't find post '86 models interesting (over and baove those he has already), he doesn't have to include them.


#32

Quote:
It's Dave Hick's site - he can put on what he wants. If he doesn't find post '86 models interesting (over and above those he has already), he doesn't have to include them.

I think we all know this, nevertheless one can wish for updates, no?
#33

Then isn't the name of the site misleading?

If the museum is limited to those models Dave Hicks likes or thinks worthy of inclusion, shouldn't the name be changed to something like "Dave Hicks Historical Collection of HP Calculators"?

#34

I agree. I'm a HP 41CX user. I'm interested to change programs/routines for it.

#35

Would Dave consider a co-moderator?

Not that I'm volunteering, or anything...

Ren

dona nobis pacem


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