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There's a market out there...
- To: bug-macsyma at MIT-MC, common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: There's a market out there...
- From: <Guy.Steele at CMU-10A>
- Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1982 02:03:00 -0000
From today's Pittsburgh Press:
Dear Consumer Reports: After 35 years, I'm studying algebra again.
Can you recommend a calculator out of the many available that would be
reasonably suited to solving algebra problems?
I already have several calculators that are suited to basic arithmetic
but not much more.
Dear Reader: Nearly all calculators do arithmetic: You plug in the numbers
and you get an answer.
Most of them will not do algebra. They will not factor; they will not
solve equations. Only some special programmable calculators have those