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RE: Favorite Calculator Bites the Dust

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I have an HP48G which I bought in 1992 that is still going strong (knock on
wood).  I am surprised at the number of people that have had problems with
them.  The only issue I have ever seen is broken screens.  Dropped on a
concrete floor or dropped a book on it.

I will second another comment somebody made.  I can't take Excel into exams.
Better learn how to use a calculator.

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew Morris [mailto:dmorris(--nospam--at)bbfm.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:38 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Favorite Calculator Bites the Dust


I have a HP-35 bought in 1974 that worked until 1990 when the battery
charger went bad.  As part of their sale technique, the slaesman in the
store that sold calculators would throw the HP demonstration model about
20 feet against a wall and show the prospective buyer that the
calculator would still work. I have a HP41CX bought in 1982 that is
still working.  I bought a HP48G+ that worked for about 5 years before
dying.  The HP quality is not what it used to be.

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