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I was born in the 90s and as you know, having calculators back then was a cool thing; like having the Game Boy, SNES or the Genesis. I was very fond of calculators and I still am and from time to time check out whats new on the market. To say the truth, I still use may CASIO FX-115 to this day, whenever I find need for a calculator. A friend of mine has the Ti-89 and I checked it out. Obviously, it was more advanced than mine but certainly very slow to properly set up your calculations.

I enjoy watching reviews but I'm always surprised at the enthusiasm of the reviewers. They tell you, you can do Fourier analysis, this and that as if totally oblivious there's something that everyone has called a computer that can perform all of these things better, more efficient and nicer. Learning to use the TI-89 is like learning to use Mathematica !! Seriously, invest time learning Mathematica.

So, we come to the question, Who are those using graphing calculators apart from those forced to buy one for school ? What are they using it for ? Is it possible these are people from the 60s who still yearn for the days of Yen and don't believe in computers, or whatever ?

The only time I'll consider buying a calculator again is when one comes out that accepts voice commands and has a nice display because it doesn't seem like calculator makers have been doing much since the 70s.

Let's hear your views.