The HP 12C is my all-time favorite calculator. I love its simplicity and size, I love the touch of its keys, I love reverse Polish notation (RPN) ... Did I lose you there? RPN is a more natural way of entering equations on a calculator (see examples at calculator.org). The HP 12C can also calculate stuff like interest rates and depreciation—perfect for a finance dummy like me. —Joi Ito, founder of tech venture-capital firm Neoteny.
By Mikkel Aaland
Posted 06.14.2004 at 3:19 pm 0 Comments
No amount of tweaking will help your final printed photo if your monitor is not calibrated accurately. How else will you know how much contrast or brightness to add to your carefully optimized image, or how will you know when your colors are right? If the monitor is off, there is no way to predict what the image will look like when it is printed.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.