RCL40: Recollection, Reinvention and HP Calculators
HPCC celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2022. 20 years since the publication of RCL20: People, Dreams & HP Calculators we once again wanted to celebrate our continuing enthusiasm for HP calculators and pocket computers, and reflect on not just the most recent 20 years and the amazing things that have happened, but recollect earlier times.
RCL40, published in time for the HPCC 2022 40th Anniversary Conference, includes stories from some of the people at HP who designed the calculators we cherish, as well as from club members and people around the world who have devised modern components to keep alive our curiosity and enhance our machines way beyond their original life expectancies.
How to buy RCL40
Update 22nd November 2023: Unfortunately the first print run of RCL40 has sold out. We are working with our printer on a second print run.
How to buy RCL20
RCL20 is available (again) to purchase online.
RCL40 contains references to URLs as explained on page vii, with the URLs themselves listed on page 249. We expected that over time these URLs would become out of date and indeed URL15 changed within a week of the book being printed. The most recent known web locations for the URL references in the book are shown in the table below.
RCL40 is split into four sections, along with an introduction, editor and contributor biographies, plus a comprehensive index.
|The Naissance of the 3rd Generation||William C. Wickes|
|My Walk Along the Hall of Fame||Jim Donnelly|
|Single Chip Series 10||Chuck McCord|
|My Memories of the HP12C||Cyrille de Brébisson|
|HP-20B / HP-30B / HP-40B||Gene Wright|
|How HPCC Helped Me||Marc Staps|
|How User Groups Influenced Hewlett-Packard||Richard J. Nelson|
|Friendly Competition||Dejan Ristanović|
|A Journey With Programmable Calculators||Mark Power|
|My Experience with the HP 41C||Edward Shore|
|The Museum of HP Calculators||Dave Hicks|
|Archiving the HP Handhelds User Groups||Jake Schwartz|
|Reverse Engineering & Repairing Handheld & Desktop Calculcators||A. R. Duell|
|The Calculators That Wouldn't Die|
|Forty Years of the HP-41||Mark Power|
|The Story of The HEPAX Module||Steen Petersen|
|About Clonix and NoVRAMs||Diego Díaz|
|Creating the 41CL Calculator||Monte Dalrymple|
|Next Generation Modules for the HP-41 Platform||Ángel M. Martin|
|Multimod Project||Mark A. Fleming|
|HP-IL and Me||Jean-François Garnier|
|25 Years of Calculator Emulators||Christoph Gießelink|
|NewRPL – A New Version of a Classic||Claudio Lapilli|
|A Little History of WP Calculators||Walter Bonin|