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    Re: Navigational computers
    From: Glendon
    Date: 2004 Oct 23, 18:29 +1000

    The N-77 was a pathbreaking calculator in its day, a classic, hence its
    interest to collectors. However, it has a Y2K bug. A Mickey Mouse fix
    available on the Tamaya site will keep it going to either 2007 or 2009,
    can't remember which. I couldn't imagine any person buying it now for other
    than collector purposes. And they come up regularily on Ebay at a few
    dollars.
    
    Calculators...Texas, HP, Palm, dedicated navigational calculators such as
    the N-77 and its replacement 2000, etc.....have been dealt with extensively
    in the past on this list.
    
    People have their preferences, usually reflecting a long association with a
    particular genre.
    
    To my mind, dedicated navigational calculators have had their day. A Palm
    loaded with readily available software will do it all, plus lots, lots
    more....tides, magnetic field calculations, exchange rates, shopping list,
    email...etc., etc.. A second hand Palm Vx sells for about the same as a
    N-77....a few dollars. (And I was a confirmed HP person for 30 years!!)
    
    Lee Martin
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Lisa Fiene" 
    To: 
    Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 5:20 PM
    Subject: Navigational computers
    
    
    > A friend has let me know that he's wanting to buy one of the following,
    > as his brother has recommended it, as it's 'what all the merchant
    > professionals use'.
    >
    > http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/tamaya_nc-77.html
    >
    > His brother's view is it's so easy to make a mistake manually  with CN
    > and this makes it almost impossible.
    >
    > To all you experts out there, what do you think?
    >
    > All the best,
    > Lisa
    >
    > --
    
    
    

       
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