Los Angeles Times on the HP-12C



#8

Dented and duct-taped, old HP calculators still beloved by planners:

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-old-hp-calculators-20130826,0,3257353.story


#9

Not certain why they chose that guy for the 12C demo in the video. I'm even more shocked because he thinks the 12C was made in the 60s or 70s.

I sure wish newspapers would both do their research and pick interviewees who know what their talking about.


#10

Didn't watch the video but what's wrong with:

Quote:
HP introduced RPN calculators way back in the early 1960s. In the 1980s, HP released its best-known version, also called the HP 12C.


#11

The guy in the video thinks '60s or '70s for the 12C. The reporter got it right.


#12

And that was the point of inaccuracy I was referring to. Thanks for reinforcing my disappointment with the video.

#13

The guy in the video is clearly a user rather than an calculator enthusiast or collector, so why worry about a slip which was corrected by the reporter? He seemed to capture why the calculators were still popular in the financial field in a way that someone not raised on them could understand.

This kind of publicity helps keep these old calculators alive through introducing them to new users. I for one was glad to get my HP 15c Limited Edition calculator as a recent by-product of the continued production of the HP 12C.

Nick


#14

Good point.


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