Argh--my old faithful HP16C is failing!
curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 23:14:55 CST 2017
By the way, on the Mac, a very excellent emulation of the Voyager series including the 16C and the 15C with a weird pseudo French name: "nonpareil-16C"
Highly recommended, works as beautifully as it looks. I did not find a good emulation on the PC. There is one that had a good demo but costs $20, and I was never able to buy it, their buying site has a bug.
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Reply-To: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com>, "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:05 PM
To: "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: OT: Argh--my old faithful HP16C is failing!
On 12/06/2017 07:30 PM, Paul Berger via cctalk wrote:
You are welcome glad it is going again it is the very best programmers
calculator ever made. Mine is just a little newer than yours and still
going strong. I bought mine new when taking a 370 assembler course.
I bought mine when my TI Programmer died. I did not like that
calculator--small LED digits that did a poor job of hex displaying. The
thing ate batteries for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For a time, I was involved in systems with long word length (60
(octal)/64 bit (hex)); when we started writing for the ETA 10, that
little calculator earned its keep--48-bit *bit* addresses, with indices
in bit, byte, halfword (32 bit) and 64-bit words. Calculating addresses
by hand was "interesting" and the HP16C made it so much easier.
The little thing has stayed on my desk ever since. I can't say that
I've used the programmable feature more than a couple of times. I doubt
that many bit-banging programmers have, either.
It's a shame that HP discontinued it.
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