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More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Posted on 26 August 1998, 22:58 GMT

Since we announced that ticalc.org was mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle, two more mentions of this site have been brought to our attention:

  • Elementary Statistics Seventh Edition by Mario F. Triola. Published by Addison-Wesley Inc. Reprinted with corrections, June 1998. In Appendix C: The Internet, this site is mentioned as "the web site for Texas Instruments calculators, including information about the TI-83."
  • A review of the TI-92 in the 01 February 1998 issue of Personal Computer World magazine mentions this site as Texas Instruments' web site. We have no idea how this site could ever be mistaken for TI's site. :)

 


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Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Jonah Cohen

sure, it's neat that ticalc.org is being mentioned in various places, but this is pathetic! this article is poorly written, with the first chunk of it appearing twice, and even with two sentences (in quotes, at that) spliced together. it seems like this article was written by a 12 year old!

in my opinion, ticalc.org should only be proud of getting recognition as what they are, and not by some ridiculous source like this.

     27 August 1998, 00:33 GMT


Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

I noticed that too about the review article. I'm not sure why it's like that. The other reviews on that site are just fine.

     27 August 1998, 02:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Richard Guy
(Web Page)

Not written by an idiot, but put on the site by one. I know how it should read: I wrote it.

But not to worry. Recognition for ticalc.org is what matters. And don't be concerned that ticalc.org is being associated with such bad editting: when it appeared in the magazine it was OK.

Richard.

     27 August 1998, 10:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Noah Stein

Nonetheless, I think that article misses most of the good points of the TI-92 while saying that it is slower than an 85, which I believe is also not true. It seems like you didn't really use a TI-92 much before writing the article. The reason some calculations are slower is because they are being done symbolically. Symbolic calculations are slower than numerical ones. If you switch it into numerical mode (or push <>-enter instead of just normal enter in symbolic mode) and then do a calculation, it will be much faster, though you won't get exact, symbolic answers. Also, it is much better for a student trying to learn math to have the calculator respond that the solution to an equation is pi/sqrt(2) than that the solution is 2.221441469079. I bought my TI-92 to help me in learning calculus, and it has done that very well, whereas I don't think a TI-85 would have helped at all.

     27 August 1998, 18:37 GMT

Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
MrPlastyk

www.ticalc.org prolly got mentioned as the 'official' Texas Instruments web page for a couple of reasons 1) its professional looking, and 2) the URL

     27 August 1998, 07:24 GMT


RE: The Site
Michael Wyman
(Web Page)

I doubt the URL could confuse someone with much with even a little bit of internet experience. TI is a for-profit corperation... It's URL would end in .com, while TICALC is a non-profit organization, and thus the URL ends in .org.

I'll buy the professional looking argument, however...

     27 August 1998, 22:11 GMT

Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Edward Hazell

I think that the fact that this site is being associated directly with TI is good advertisement, but at the same time I find it unfair that in a way TI is the one getting all the credit for such a great site...Also, about that article you all have been complaining about, add me to the list because it really is a mess. Maybe it wasn't a 12 year old who wrote it...perhaps it was a foreign exchange student!?

     27 August 1998, 22:34 GMT


Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Richard Guy
(Web Page)

Foreign exchange student? Dammit! Read my reply to the first comment!

BTW - I suspect the site was mentioned as it was to save space; I had a sentence or two on how great ticalc.org was; they probably just wanted to save space.

Richard.

     29 August 1998, 02:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

You really think someone would give misleading and incorrect information just to save space?

     29 August 1998, 02:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Richard Guy
(Web Page)

Yes.

Richard.

     30 August 1998, 01:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: More ticalc.org Mentions Found
Andy Selle
(Web Page)

ummm No :)

     30 August 1998, 03:18 GMT

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