ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Scott Stevens <chenmel_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Mon Nov 29 06:07:59 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 13:48:17 -0600, you wrote:

>I had a TI Programmer LED model. It died a horrible death. I don't know
>what became of it. I have the model that replaced it, a TI Programmer II,
>an LCD model. It has number keys with binary representations ghosted over
>the keys, CE, XOR, AND, OR to the left of the numbers, oh heck:
> ON/C
>SHF D E F / (<--divide symbol)
>1'sC A B C X
>OR 7 8 9 -
>AND 4 5 6 +
>XOR 1 2 3
>CE 0 . +/- =
>I used to use this thing all the time. I really should get some batteries
>for it. I need a pair of Varta V13GA or similar.
There is a sort of a programmer's calculator hidden in as one of the
modes of the calculator built into my PalmOS-based Handspring Visor.
It has the Hex/Binary/Octal/Dec modes and the logic and arithmetic
functions of the classic Programmer's calculators. It's probably the
'default' calculator for all of the PalmOS (~3.0) devices from various
vendors (including Palm, if you must)

It is not anywhere as 'nice' an option as a classic 'real button'
calculator, lacking real buttons (touchscreen mapped keyboard) but
something that will do from time to time. And Visors and Palm PDAs of
that vintage go fairly cheap on eBay these days, particular old and
less 'glamorous' models with limited memory and greyscale/Black&White
Received on Mon Nov 29 2004 - 06:07:59 GMT

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