HP's biggest blunder

Veli-Pekka Nousiainen nousiainen.velipekka at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 14:22:18 PDT 2011

I'm quite at the edge...someone has to rescue my HP calculators
I already forgot batteries in my 71B, so it needs a surgery
e.g. new battery terminals (AC works beautifully)
and I had to put a band-aid to sturdy my 75C so it will not hmmm... open at
41CX needs more work...I have several as spare parts
with some bad news (during this millenia) that I just couldn't handle
some of them have had a simulated drop test on the nearest concrete wall on
my flat
drop distance estimated by my not-so.good baseball skills
(using shoulder only, slight twist) maybe 300 yards?

If you want to give good home to them I'm finally willing to sell them ALL
since soon they are all dead - if anyone buys them all
I'll throw in a complete copy of IDS of the 71B
I'm afraid the HP-16C will be next...
note: HP is *NOT* make LE of the HP-16C

nousiainen <decimal point> velipekka [at] gmail {Imperial radix mark} com

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 23:06, Richard <richard1941 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  An important book on this issue is “Bait and Switch” by Barbara
> Ehrenreich.   Highly recommended.   I betcha that if HP tried to recruit
> you, they will claim that they are an engineering company founded by
> engineers for engineers****
> ** **
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com [mailto:
> hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com] *On Behalf Of *Walter Bonin
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:20 AM
> *To:* hhc at lists.brouhaha.com
> *Subject:* Aw: Re: HP's biggest blunder****
> ** **
> I don't want to underestimate the significance of "their early calculator
> technology" but HP was successful earlier with other equipment already.
> Calculators just fitted in their portfolio very well, and they built them
> with the quality we all appreciate. What got lost, IMHO, is they were - now
> they're just another big company.****
> *Gesendet:* Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011 um 18:43 Uhr
> *Von:* dalethorn <d_t_h_o_r_n at yahoo.com>
> *An:* "hhc at lists.brouhaha.com" <hhc at lists.brouhaha.com>****
> *Cc:* ****
> *Betreff:* Re: HP's biggest blunder ****
> Their biggest mistake is not understanding that their early calculator
> technology was a fundamental building block of their success. Every
> employee should have an understanding of how and where HP's success
> developed, but that won't happen, and so down the slope of failure they
> will go.****
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