xanadian: Texas Instruments is still in business??/5318008
dukeblue219: Also, subby needs a new calculator if "20% lower profits" = "severe losses"
dukeblue219: xanadian: Texas Instruments is still in business??/5318008This comes up in every TI thread. They're not a calculator company any more than GE is an incandescent bulb company. They're one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world amongst other things.
stuhayes2010: Let me bust out my TI-85 and calculate their loses.
King Something: Not really, that sort of thing is part of America's new "Quarterly Profits Über Alles" corporate culture. It's also the reason why an increase of profits that is not larger than the previous increase in profits is considered a "loss. "
Arkanaut: I was just talking about this with some friends the other day (I know a high school teacher) -- they still don't really have a competitor in the graphing calculator business. You'd think someone could come up with an iPhone or Android app that does all the stuff that TI does, but that hasn't happened yet. Either that or the processing power that the graphing functionalities would need is much greater than any other app requires, and a smartphone can't devote all its processor power to a single app when it has all those background processes running. Maybe eventually there will be something on the "cloud"?
Msol: As a university instructor, there's no way I'd let my students use a phone app on an exam, so it makes sense that TI still rules the day.
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