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Another red dot calculator
03-18-2014, 05:51 PM
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RE: Another red dot calculator
[quote]Why would they have done that when their earliest models show that they knew better?[quote]

I would bet that it has something to do with employee turnover and the advantages of that configuration not having been recorded somewhere in a "must-have" feature list. I believe that this very thing happened on a much larger scale when Chris Wallin attempted to resurrect HP calculators as the Australian Calculator Operation in 1997 and virtually all of the previous calc team had already been scattered into the wind. The question is rhetorical, but how do the important lessons learned get passed on from one group of developers to the next? And if they do, does the successor group possibly tend to downgrade their importance, due to mitigating factors like cost? (Double injection-molded keys immediately comes to mind...) As Richard Nelson has said too many times, the manufacturer is in a constant state of change while only the user community stays constant (if we stubbornly choose to remain devoted to the products). <sigh>

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