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  • Subject: [mg107635] Handheld mathematica
  • From: "ibmichuco at" <ibmichuco at>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:23:06 -0500 (EST)

Hi all,

It is just a matter of time before handheld devices like
PDA or Ipod Touch are powerful enough to have Mathematica
ported. I was wondering why not go all the way and produce a
pocket calculator that functions like a mathematica kernel, that
is, without graphic output (for now).

I for one would love to have something a la HP (left- and right-
shift buttons type keyboard, for example) with Mathematica
capacities. We can download packages and run them as we
would in a normal Mathematica session.

>From Wolfram point of view, they will have a rather decent niche
on the calculator market that is hard for anyone to compete. On
the other hand with a pocket calculator, Wolfram doesn't have to
worry about software piracy.

If many of us talk about this may be Wolfram will warm up to
the idea? They can get started in time for my Christmas list



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