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What if you choose HP products to enhance your productivity? (May, 1980)

Being immersed in our current open source rich culture, the idea of paying $4000 ($11,400 in 2013 dollars) for a Pascal compiler seems a bit mad.

Also, while reading in software via a giant spool of bar code is pretty weird, it is not the crazy method I teased earlier. That’s coming next week.

What if you choose HP products to enhance your productivity?

For example: PASCAL/1000, a modern computer language that makes programs simple to write, easy to debug, and inexpensive to maintain.

Pascal/1000 is Hewlett-Packard’s new, high-level, structured programming language for HP 1000 computers. By “structured,” we mean that a Pascal program is written in modules in much the same way that a building is put together with standard building blocks.

Electronic Counters – new way to better engineering (Apr, 1955)

Electronic Counters – new way to better engineering

Electronic Counters are one of many electronic test instruments ready to give you better engineering and manufacturing—today!

These Counters are not delicate, expensive prima donnas requiring a staff of PhD’s to operate and maintain. About the size of a large table radio, they’re rugged, dependable, job-proven, versatile, manufactured in quantity and priced from about $900.

Your business is in the Age of Electronics (May, 1954)

Your business is in the Age of Electronics

Electronic test instruments save engineering time, cut manufacturing costs at Friden

Like manufacturers in many fields, Friden Calculating; Machine Co., Inc., finds electronic test instruments save hours of engineering time and cut production costs. Friden engineers use these new measuring tools of industry to evaluate circuits, determine electrical requirements, check stability, match relay closing times and study performance of pilot models. Friden production workers use similar instruments in rigid quality control inspections.


Totally unrelated to the article, but it’s interesting to see how subtle changes to fonts can make OCR systems completely fail. ABBYY FineReader 10 (which is by far the best OCR program I’ve found), was utterly unable to read any of the bold text on top, or even recognize that it WAS text.





The new HP-41C has more than any handheld calculator HP has ever offered. More capability, flexibility, ease-of-use features and options: Memory Modules; an “extra smart” Card Reader; a Printer; The Wand — a new input device; and Application Modules.