Vintage-45: Somehow it's comforting... Review

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Somehow it's comforting...
...to see my old trusty HP-45 calculator in the display of my iPhone. If you weren't using calculators back in the early seventies, you might not appreciate this feeling. Somehow, I miss those light diode displays; they are just somehow cozier than the cold segmented LED's you see in today's $8 calculators stuffed in cardboard display units at the local Best Buy. The developer's HP-45 app for the iPad offers more features - including five magnitudes of faster calculating speed, and it's presentation isn't a bit squished like this app. But the HP-45 was a HAND-held calculator intended for your pocket, and when was the last time you put your iPad in your pocket? Be sure to visit the developer's web site where you'll find a abbreviated manual and lots of facts about the HP-45 and how you can use this calculator to accomplish a surprising amount of calculating. In summary, it isn't very fast (the HP-45 wasn't either), but back in the seventies it was just sort of amazing it existed at all (kind of like today's iPhone and iPad). For a buck, the Vintage-45 is a little side-trip down memory lane, at least for us aging geeks.
DavidFoster on Mar 7, 2012 for Vintage-45
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