At least we've made some progress since 1971...

Joe Barrera (
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 09:57:23 -0800

"... it is impossible for a non-programmer to run a program without the
proper user instructions; even an experienced programmer would, in most
cases, find it easier to write his own program rather than try to run an
existing one without any user-instructions."

- _Hewlett-Packard 9810A Calculator Operating and Programming_, 1971

BTW I just bought a 9810A - what a beautiful machine. Info at
<> , picture at

- Joe