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Title: Warning to HP Calculator Users
Sounds like a good idea. I'd hate to have to go back to my Casio where the (4) $1.99 each batteries it takes last for about 2 months - RPN is great. Has anyone tried the 49g, I have the 48 GX and have been very satisfied with it.
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Adams [mailto:davea(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 10:02 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Warning to HP Calculator Users

I've been using an HP28S, which HP stopped making in the mid-80's (I believe).  To be on the safe side, I picked up another one in mint condition on E-Bay at a great price and have tucked it away for future use when my original calculator may give up the ghost.

Dave K. Adams, S.E.
Lane Engineers, Inc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adair, Joel [mailto:JAdair(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 9:55 AM
To: SEAINT List Server (E-mail)
Subject: Warning to HP Calculator Users

If many of you are like me, you've been using an HP RPN calculator since your freshmen-level statics class or even before that.  Over the weekend, I discovered that those of us who depend on our HP calculators may have a potential crisis on our hands -- HP may be ending its calculator development division.  You can read about it here:
HP is the only producer of RPN calculators.  I don't know about you, but my brain only works in RPN!  The switch from RPN to a regular algebraic calculator would probably be more painful to me than the switch from ASD to LRFD (a change that I'm currently undertaking).

-- Joel

Joel Adair, EIT
Halff Associates, Inc.
E-mail: jadair(--nospam--at)