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Quick Review: Longhand
Sunday, January 9, 2005

It's great when people have ideas that are wonderful and simple. Scott Fortmann-Roe has given us Longhand, a new OS X calculator

built from the ground up to facilitate calculation. Most other computer calculators try blindly to emulate the physical format of their predecessors. What works well in the real world, however, functions worst, and is often not desired, in its virtual sibling. By leveraging the capabilities provided by modern technology, Longhand allows you to perform everything from the most basic to the most complex of calculations with great ease.

That's smart. I've only played with it for a few minutes and can tell it will take a bit of get used to / customizing / reading the manual. That said, I can imagine this being so much more efficient and useful than other physical-calculator based calculators. Way cool.


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