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Title: Warning to HP Calculator Users
I've had my HP 11C since '85 and I may consider retiring if it dies - that would be easier than trying to teach my fingers a new keyboard.
Are the newer models less sturdy?
M. David Finley, P.E.
Lake City, FL  32025
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 1:07 PM
Subject: RE: Warning to HP Calculator Users

This is the worst news since 9/11. My 48SX was the best damn calculator I ever had.  I have gone through two 48G+'s that crashed permanently and I am working on my third 48G+. The end is near.  Repent now.

Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage

-----Original Message-----
From: Adair, Joel [mailto:JAdair(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 8:55 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)