It’s easily conceivable that TI-84 and iPod Touch prices could meet at $150 in the near future, and there’s no defensible excuse for that. One machine is thousands of times more capable than the other.BuzzFeed’s John Herrman • Noting how graphing calculator makers, despite a low amount of innovation in them within the past decade, have managed to artificially keep prices absurdly high, largely due to standardization forced by the College Board, which does not allow calculators with QWERTY keyboards, stylus inputs or connections to cell phones. But let’s face it, Herrman insists — it’s a strategy that can’t last. All that we know was that, way back in 1998, our TI-82 was the first portable device we ever jailbroke.
April 17, 2012 // 0:29 // 2 years ago