Dr. Dobbs..

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Tue Dec 8 19:59:59 1998

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998 DaveyGF_at_aol.com wrote:

> I didn't make any claims that MITS calculator was on par with HP.

Sorry, reading more closely, I see you were just posting an ad from ebay:

This extremely rare calculator has a red LED display and the usual four
functions (+, -, *, and /) as well as square root, 1/x, x^2, percent, and
memory keys. It was marketed about the same time that Hewlett Packard got
into the business.

The calc was made in the 70's and HP got into the calc biz in the 60's, so
it's factually wrong, and including HP in the sentence seems to be a

By 1974, probably close to when the MITS calc was made, HP had introduced
the HP65, which was basically a hand-held computer, and in a league of its
own (my first "computer").

-- Doug
Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 19:59:59 GMT

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