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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
On the other hand, I've always been a huge fan of Palm, and I'm a bit relieved to know that someone has finally put it out of misery that has dragged for far too long. I won't have false hope anymore.
HP dropping webOS devices
Posted Aug 19, 2011 10:11 UTC (Fri) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Aug 19, 2011 13:26 UTC (Fri) by ejr (subscriber, #51652)
Posted Aug 20, 2011 0:58 UTC (Sat) by cry_regarder (subscriber, #50545)
Posted Aug 20, 2011 19:28 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27 (subscriber, #10767)
I go to the outlets where handheld mathematics-related devices are sold, and instead of drooling, I yawn. There's nothing appreciably better than the 48SX/GX. Most seem more aimed at being the "Cliffs Notes" of math than anything else. And if you need more than what the HP48's can do, Python packages are your recourse. (Perhaps not the only one, But certainly the obvious one.) In mentioning the HP48 series, you have insightfully noted an effective border of eras.
It still surprises me how the expected "Moore's Law" evolution in that area just unexpectedly terminated. Scissors cut paper. Paper smothers rock. Rock breaks scissors. Market forces trump Moore's Law.
And yeah. Moore's law specifically deals with transistor density. But still...
Posted Aug 22, 2011 11:24 UTC (Mon) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
More work for us...
Posted Aug 25, 2011 15:21 UTC (Thu) by achiang (subscriber, #47297)
In certain ways, it's better than the real hardware due to the smaller form factor of your phone. :)
Posted Aug 19, 2011 15:33 UTC (Fri) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
Two weeks! ;)
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