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TI’s answer to the HP-41C
03-22-2021, 11:11 AM
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There was a guy, named CB Wilson, who was in charge at TI's consumer electronics division. I believe because of age, he recently had someone auction off most of his TI day stuff. Lots more of his stuff available at on the ti99 forum, but this might be of interest:

" Here, we have a nice bit of history. Two memos (slightly different) from Herb Shanzer, manager of the Calculator and Portable Computer Division of TI. September 20, 1982. The formal memo is to Bill Turner, the executive President in charge of the TI Consumer Group (remember, he was fired in 1983 for the Consumer group's poor performance.)

In the memo, Herb announces why the TI-88 is being discontinued. TI lost $3M ($8.2M today) by cancelling the program. They are concerned that the TI-88 would interfere with their long range strategic product, the Advanced Language Calculator. The ALC, which I have plenty of stuff to scan on (including consumer studies of three models which were under consideration) had three tiers - all of which are described in this memo. Ultimately, we wound up with an ALC known as the CC-40, which was one of the three choices.

Anyway, now we're into CC-40 territory with this documentation. I do have a whole binder of something called "TI-88 ALEX" which appears to be unit test/test cases done with the TI-88 calculator. That will be one of the later things I scan since it's so large.

Up next - Some TI Professional peripheral manuals and a document called "SR-70" - a TMS9900 based system - from 1978. "The SR-70 is a small business oriented machine..."

Enjoy today's scans. "
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RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Helix - 03-21-2021, 02:21 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Gene - 03-21-2021, 11:13 PM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Namir - 03-22-2021, 03:09 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - dhe - 03-22-2021 11:11 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - dhe - 03-22-2021, 03:35 PM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Gene - 03-23-2021, 01:34 AM

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