Friday, September 23, 2011

The HP 12c is 30 years old.

Most finance students use newish calculators like the HP BAii, but the granddaddy of them all, the HP 12c turns 30 this month.  

The 12c is a quirky calculator, but as the Financial Times says this morning: "By slapping the old HP 12c down on the table, you’re saying: ‘I’m a complex thinker, I can handle detail and I mean business”.

Apparently the 12c and the BAii are the only calculators permitted on the CFA exams.