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by Boub65
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

IP : Intellectual Property
by Boub65
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

Listen to me: these are niche products. MLDL2000, SY41CL, DM42, DM41X are expensive toys for grown up people who like to tinker with what they dreamt as youngsters. You are sooooo right, I agree 100%... And we (you and me) will just buy any thing that David and Michael throw at us... So, I will let...
by Boub65
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

And why should the DM42 have to be seen as the touchstone platform? Just because we already own one? Well I have 20+ 41s, so? Me too... I will buy as many new Swissmicros designs as they will build... but I still prefer a "similar platform" with same keys layout, different printed faceplate for me ...
by Boub65
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

I am in the first camp. Don't fool yourself: new users of a reissue of a 40+ y.o. calculator are highly unlikely. Users of the DM42... well they already have the DM42! Do they really need something externally alike, otherwise they will be confused and won't use the DM41X? I don't think so but, of c...
by Boub65
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

ijabbott wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:31 pm
They don't own 100% of the IP. A lot of it is owned by HP. :)
100% of the emulator IP...
by Boub65
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

I understand that the underlying program will be an emulator of the HP41CX so it will be 99.99% similar in programming to the original HP41CX. But the hardware platform, screen and keyboard, using DM42 platform will be different from original HP41CX. So the question is... Will DM41X customers be mai...
by Boub65
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: DM41X
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: DM41X

Are you sure ? Oh, yes I am!!! You have to add the donor in good conditions (200-400 $ or €), may be change some (old) parts, and maybe add labor to make the transformation... (and you can find it for sale on a web site ready to ship for exactly 690 €) So going from nothing to HP41CL costs around 3...
by Boub65
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: IKEA
Replies: 0
Views: 964

IKEA

Hello,
You can find this small pouch at IKEA.
It can hold 2x Swissmicros calculators and their cables, extra batteries...
by Boub65
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: DM41X
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: DM41X

If David's NUT emulator is based on what he did for years for the DM41L, we should be confident to have at least in the first release a marvellous DM41X emulating HP41CX with DM42 platform bells and whistles... ... and I am ok to start using it at this level of compatibilty. I also understand now :i...
by Boub65
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

Dani... I find this layout very well balanced... 👏👏👏 and we could still use the top keys for special DM platform assignements (Help, sound, police size, etc...) ! => And... this design has the advantage of reinforcing DM brand... I also don't care about HP41 keyboard compatibility... if I ever want ...