Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scenes From Packing, Part VI

Ah, yes. Today's scene from packing is yet another device intended to help me remember things:


An electronic organizer! Imagine that - before we had our smartphones that kept track of everything for us, there was the electronic organizer. Now, I never had one of the way-cool Palmwhatevers (except for the aforementioned Palmcorder, but those had very little in common with each other except for the anatomical name similarity), but I did have my little Sharp YO-140. Sure, it never had the cachet of a Palm Pilot (truth be told, I think ol' Yo-buck-fohty was afraid of flying), but it served its purpose.

Which, as I recall at the time, was storing about 20 addresses that I already knew and being left at home...

That is all.

6 comments:

Chris Byrne said...

At some point in the late 80s I got a "Casio Digital Diary" from "the Sharper Image" as a birthday present.

It was kewl....

Dave H said...

I got a Casio too, and I re-gifted it in a Secret Santa exchange at work. The salesman who got it was delighted. I had got it as a going-away present from my previous job. It's almost like the people there thought I wanted to keep in touch.

Jay, if you run across any HP calculators I'll make you a deal for them. And if you have a working HP-16 I'll trade you my PSL for it.

Anonymous said...

And of course some of us were using the pre-digital versions: pocket notebooks!

Ed said...

I still use my 1985 Sharp EL512 Scientific Calculator that does hexadecimal. Not as elegant and useful as an HP-16C for programmers, but someone bought it for me and it still works.

Dave H said...

Ed, "still works" is all we can hope for in hex calculators any more. Modern calculators claim to do hex, but they're friggin' inconvenient to use. Plus most of them don't even do logic functions, just arithmetic.

Christina LMT said...

Meh, I still use paper and pencil. And a wall calendar. I like the pretty pictures!