hp】(Mostly) Hewlett-Packard Calculators

[IMAGE of HP48gx calculator with colour display] HHC 2004 programming contest analysis
Local (Corvallis) User's Group
The Khwarizmian [IMAGE of a red separator line]

[IMAGE: cow egg] Jake Schwartz has an excellent and up to date set of links to HP and related calculator pages.
[IMAGE: cow egg] HPCC, the Handheld and Portable Computer Club in the UK.
Hard Core Hacker [IMAGE: cow egg] Eric Smith's HP Calculator Page
[IMAGE: cow egg] The Museum of HP Calculators, which has pictures of all the HP calcs.
Hewlett-Packard's very own (HP 48) [IMAGE: cow egg] calculator page RSA algorithm [IMAGE: cow egg] Jeff Thieleke's HP Calculator Page, which includes The HP Art Gallery and the HP48FAQ.
[IMAGE: cow egg] An interesting calculator with a mechanical self-opening lid.
A marmoset whose wooden flanks clatter noisily in a medium gale. 3D printout random plots randscape

[IMAGE of a blue separator line] Intuition from Practical Computing

—Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, p 872.

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A couple of articles I wrote about handheld computers (PDAs)

[IMAGE: cow egg] The future of handheld computing (1991)
[IMAGE: cow egg] That Would Be Cool! (1995)

Feedback! www.peak.org/~jeremy/calculators

Random entries from The Computer Contradictionary by Stan Kelly-Bootle 1995 [0-262-61112-0]":

aibohphobia: The fear of palindromes.

ailihphilia: The love of palindromes.

ambiguity: That which resists disambiguation.

computer science:

  1. A study akin to numerology and astrology, but lacking the precision of the former and the success of the latter.
  2. The protracted value analysis of algorithms.
  3. The costly enumeration of the obvious.
  4. The boring art of coping with a large number of trivialities.
  5. Tautology harnessed in the service of Man at the speed of light.
  6. The Post-Turing decline in formal systems theory. “Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing” (Prof. M. Thump).

diagnostic: A person who doubts the existence of two gods.


  1. The art of looking busy when seated at a terminal.
  2. An upmarket problem-solving methodology still seeking a worthy class of problems.
  3. A formal approach to idle speculation.

hirsute: Humorously endowed with a pleonasm of plethoric profundity, i.e., hair.

implementation: The fruitless struggle by the talented and underpaid to fulfill promises made by the rich and ignorant.

sufficiently large: As in “2 + 2 = 5, for sufficiently large values of 2.”


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Time waits for no man
No man is an island
Therefore, time waits for an island

Bill Gates is well
Wells are all wet

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