The End of an Era


I came across this, thought some might find it interesting.


Very interesting article that also adds some light to the 41 module enigmas of today...


I read the artical breifly and found it a bit sentimental. There was no mention of the HP49G+ which does most of what the HP48 can do, a USB interface could act as a data storage and for input of data. PDA's and PC's have now taken over the role of the HP48 in this field.


Tom; Over here the most common replacements for the 48 are the Husky and TDS platforms (the TDS looks like Husky may have made it). Now that D'zign is marketing a program for the 49 we will start seeing some of them but since Ted doesn't like to support direct instrument hook-up they will be personal devices and the companies will still buy some kind of data collector. I have played with a PDA based GPS surveying platform. It was slick.


Sentimental??? That's what I thought we all were!




Thankfully HP hasn't decided to stop producing calculators all together, otherwise I may not be here talking about HP calculators and being proud to be an HP convert. (I own two HP 49G+s as of yesterday)

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