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khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams
The DM42 and calculator musings by Tim Gray So first, why the heck do I even need a calculator? How does someone my age end up using a calculator when iPhones, Wolfram|Alpha, and Excel exist? And why would I spend a decent amount of cash on a physical calculator based on a 30-year old... islandinthenet.com
ronguest
ronguest

@khurtwilliams I’ve used my HP 12c my entire life. Not so often these days but I find it often much easier to use than PCalc on my iPhone or iPad. I find it really hard to use a calculator that doesn’t have RPN.

walter
walter

@khurtwilliams @ronguest hp 12c. Once I learned how to use it, wow. I don’t use all the buttons anymore, but it’s there when I need it, battery lasts for years and it feels solid in hand. For the true experience, buy an old one on eBay, the current version has a lot of plastic.

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ronguest
ronguest

@walter Agree on the batteries - they last years and years and years. Unlike modern devices.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@ronguest I miss those days when I flet like a "real" engineer.

islandinthenet.com
islandinthenet.com
@ronguest I miss those days when I flet like a “real” engineer.