A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2020 Apr 30, 15:15 -0700
Tablets and smartphones (of course!). If you can hold a supercomputer in the palm of your hand, then why use a calculator? Short answer: calculators are much more durable (I would even call some of them "nearly indestructible"), significantly cheaper, and frequently solar-powered --or at least the battery replacement/recharge time is measuring in months and not days.
REAL calculators - eg the fx-82AU - have REAL buttons. I have the RealCalc app on my phone.The app simulates an HP RPN calculator. The app has touch screen buttons and IMHO is a toy that is not for serious use. I was reluctant to change streaming TV because it required the use of touch screen apps on the phone or tablet. A few months ago I bought my wife a PS4 (she enjoys playing our son's Crash Bandicoot) and the problem was solved. We now watch streaming TV using the PS4 controller.
PS How do you get past the hippopotamus without falling ito the hole?