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The Unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an Outdated Calculator Still Holds a Monopoly on Classrooms
by Matt McFarland,
The Washington Post
Chances are pretty good that you've come in contact with a TI-84 Plus of some kind during the course of your education -- if you're been schooled in the last 10 years. The calculator debuted back in 2004 and it still has a firm grasp on the education market today. This piece takes a look at what that foothold means when compared to other devices' market share, and how a new Silver Edition looks to keep the advantage with Texas Instruments in the foreseeable future.