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    Re: Navigational computers
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Oct 23, 12:00 -0400

    Not I, Jim. While I can understand the fondness some folks have for them, I
    can't see any reason to spend all that money on an old obsolete calculator
    when a modern $35 obsolete Palm will do so much more. Or, a "pocket pc" in
    the $300-500 range can be a complete PC. All kinds of nav software available
    for both of course.
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jim Thompson" 
    To: 
    Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 4:23 AM
    Subject: Re: Navigational computers
    
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Lisa Fiene on October 23, 2004 4:21 AM
    > 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.
    
    Lisa, that's an old version of the classic Tamaya calculator.  As I recall
    Jared (?) and others discussed its history as a USN version.  I don't know
    whether what the disadvantages are of owning an old version of a CN
    calculator, but the price certainly might be right.  The latest from Tamaya
    is the NC-2100, US$900+:
    http://www.sailgb.com/sshop/prod_info.asp?pid=12237
    or
    http://www.tamaya-technics.com/nc-2100.html
    in Japanese.
    
    See
    http://www.starpath.com/catalog/accessories/starpilot/compare.pdf
    for Starpath's comparison of current hand calculators dedicated to CN.
    
    Jim
    
    
    

       
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