Strange hobby? You betcha
Gulp, here it is. When I was a young man, I had a friend once who jumped into an ice breaking
conversation I was having with a young lady by saying, ``Did you know Tom collects calculators!?''
Man, that put a stake in it. So when I met my wife-to-be, I waited until she had said
``yes'' to the proposal (right after she said, ``what are you asking again?'') and then
told her the Dark Truth.
[For an explanation of these models (but not why someone would want them), see
Dave Hicks' The Museum of HP
In my collection:
- Classic series:
HP-35 "red dot"
(missing: 35 late model)
- Top Cat:
(missing: 91, 92, 97S)
(missing: 37E, 38E, 38C)
HP-01 (stainless steel)
(missing: 10C, 12C)
HP-41 Modules: PPC, IR Printer
HP-41 Pacs: Standard, Math Pac (3)
HP-65 Pacs: Standard, Finance, Navigation, Mathematics, Machine design
HP-67 Pacs: Standard, Statistics, Games
HP-71B Pacs: FORTH/Debugger
HP-IL Casette drive
HP-IL Video interface
HP-IL Asynch I/O interface
Total: 30 odd calculators (so learn to add already! ok, ok).