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by Walter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

For an accurate documentation it is essential that you can make a binding note of the individual keystrokes. Personally, however, I find this complete documentation sometimes annoying when reading. It is important to me in which menu I find the functionality, whereby this should also be obvious. So...
by Walter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

So why doesn't the WP 43S have a colour screen in the spec (HP Prime). Cost, battery life, development time. The Prime already exists. This is something different. Thanks, Keith. I couldn't have said it better. @inautilus et al.: It's perfectly ok if you read a bit about the 43S (feel free to start...
by Walter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

inautilus wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Please forgive me ... but will the screen of the intended hardware (yet to be committed to) be able to display colour?
Please look to your DM42 and guess. 8-)
by Walter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

Though I would agree that simple colored yellow and blue buttons are sufficiently clear for use on the device (or emulator) itself, having [f] and [g] labels on the buttons will make it much easier to document and comment, put into program listings, etc. on which keys to use, for example in this ve...
by Walter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

I say redundant clutter. The placement of the shift buttons are consistent with the placement of the labels. No need for arrows. With the exception of the "CATALOG" and "OFF" labels. Though "CATALAG" might be abbreviated to "CAT" which might make room for "OFF" also above the key. Arrows were never...
by Walter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

@Walter: Yes, I agree. The principle ... is the thing. From a guiding principle point of view (in the HP tradition at least) ... I am proposing that cleaner and leaner is the way to go. That means colour only. Haven't mentioned anything on arrows. However, I suppose one could posit that they might ...
by Walter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

@inautilus: Yes, in principle. But the arrow on the blue shift key should go down ;) ... and the other one straight up.

Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler. Albert Einstein
by Walter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

Please take a long look to the keyboard of the HP-65 (the first scientific pocket calculator with labeled shift keys IIRC) and think about its labels and why they are named the way they are. 8-)
by Walter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 356
Views: 41948

Re: 43S News

Hmmh. AFAIK, as long as there is only one shift key, there is no need for labeling it (cf. HP-80, -45, etc.). As soon as there were more, HP began labeling them (cf. HP-65, -55, etc.). AFAICS, it followed mathematical convention calling functions f(x), g(x), h(x) (these 3 names are usually sufficien...
by Walter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

wyattwong wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:26 pm
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