HP 48G or 48GX Easter Egg - Credits

1. Type RULES at the prompt to get a crossword with all the developers names

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Contributed By: Jonathan Hart on 07-15-1999
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Kewl. I only have a HP38G though, so I can't test it... :( The following appears on the HP FAQ site: http://mirror.dlut.edu.cn/comp/sources/hp48/comp.sys.hp48_FAQ_:_1_of_4_-_Common_Questions I also love this site: www.hpcalc.org alan :o) ======================================= 4.2. I typed RULES on my G/GX and got a crossword puzzle! From: Joe Horn Many commercial programs (like Windows) have similar hidden screens that list the program's design team. Since they are always so cute and well hidden, they are often referred to as "Easter eggs". The RULES command on the G/GX is one such example. Try using the RULES command. The names you see are as follows: /----------------------\ | M G | | P DIANA | | CHARLIE X B D | | BILL U N TED A | | O A L N ALCUIN | | B I JIM V | | RON S E | \----------------------/ ALCUIN was the HP-internal code name of the HP48 G during development, because Alcuin was Charlemagne's teacher, and Charlemagne, as you remember, was the code name of the HP48 SX. The other names in the "Easter egg" above belong to: o BILL Wickes (list processing; "Father of RPL") o CHARLIE Patton (RPL operating system) o TED Beers (parameterized outer loop; interactive stack; key handling system; high-level display management; input forms) o DIANA Byrne (project manager; plotting; graphics) o GABE Eisenstein (EquationWriter) o BOB Worsley (I/O) o PAUL McClellan (unit management; math) o CLAIN Anderson (product manager; marketing) o DENNIS York (manager) o JIM Donnelly (EQ LIB; list processing; variable tic logic; developer support) o MAX Jones (menu system; editing) o DAVE Arnett (hardware) o DAN Coffin (manuals) o RON Brooks (marketing)
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MrBungle writes:
Ummm this is in the manual. Although, because the manual is about the size of a yellow pages phone book (well, almost!) its understandable that its often overlooked, so its _almost_ an egg :) I seem to remember it being in the form of a crossword on mine.....
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