[TUHS] The most surprising Unix programs

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Mar 20 07:31:57 AEST 2020

On Thu, 19 Mar 2020, Mike Markowski wrote:

>> I've been using my trusty HP-42S for so long that I can hardly remember 
>> how to use a "normal" calculator :-)
> When my classmate's calculator died during an engineering exam, he asked 
> if he could borrow my spare.  I handed him my HP 32s and after a minute 
> he whispered, "Where's the equals key?"  He gave my calculator back. 
> :-)

I did that to a financial controller in a previous life; she was not 
amused...  Hey, it was the only calculator that I had!  I could see her 
helplessly looking for the "=" key, then I took pity on her.

-- Dave

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