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by burkhard
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Yeah... I would truly prefer "molded color" shift keys as well, and would be willing to pay for that.
They will be taking a *lot* of use.
by burkhard
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Poll (yes, here is one!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2822

Re: 43S Poll (yes, here is one!)

Yes, Walter. The most recent one you show is the best.
You are converging on the platonic ideal.
by burkhard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Poll (yes, here is one!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2822

Re: 43S Poll (yes, here is one!)

I voted far left, but I really don't like the white keys. They are jarring and off-putting--too stark.
The narrowed-up blue/yellow bands on the side of the display (per gmac42's suggestion) is a nice improvement.

Looking forward to this becoming reality someday!
by burkhard
Wed May 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

pcscote wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 11:50 am
rprosperi wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:46 am
I like it!
+1
Sylvain
Prima!
by burkhard
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Will hold back on a 42 if that's the case If you look at the WP34s (and WP31s) project, that literally took years to be "complete". Sure, there were early versions of the software in people's hand much sooner, but that was a DIY repurposing project, not a final product sold to the public as a busin...
by burkhard
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Krauts In Space wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:03 pm To my understanding the DM42 and DM43 are members of the same series of calculators: same size, same display. Changing the numpad between DM42 and DM43 would be confusing. Then H2X wrote This is confusing - are you confused by the different Voyager ...
by burkhard
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Walter wrote: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 am Krauts In Space wrote: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 am If I'd buy the 43s it would be rather confusing to me to have the 42 and 43 lying side by side with a totally different numeric keypad. The same happened to people buying an HP-42S after an HP-41Cx. There were no ...
by burkhard
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Walter said, (And, as mentioned two weeks ago already, there is a medicine for those who would rather die than accept the 4 operators there in this order: you're free to reassign each and every key and function of the 43S except USR.) I think that's a very clumsy non-solution for a couple of reasons...
by burkhard
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

Walter said: About putting the arithmetic keys right or left, however, there was agreement to put them below [ENTER] -- please see also HP's Prime. AND Reasons for keeping the arithmetic operators directly below [ENTER] were ergonomic (for right-handed people). Let's take a look at ALL these portrai...
by burkhard
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 162
Views: 23095

Re: 43S News

I saw this thread a week or so ago, but my board registration approval took a while for some reason, so I couldn't post my thoughts until now. I confess I am rather enamored with the fine work Walter, Pauli, Marcus, et al did on the WP34s. That user-community project stretched the bounds of what any...