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HP dropping webOS devices
Posted Aug 20, 2011 19:28 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27 (guest, #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. :)
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