FW Editor: What are your plans or objectives in the near future?
Aimo Niemi: I am trying to test how much carbon dioxide is needed to produce a maximum greenhouse effect.
FW Editor: How and when did you start writing the code for Pc Calculator? What inspired you the most? Do you plan to develop new software, or are you more focused on optimizing the current ones?
Aimo Niemi: I started about 20 years ago, mainly to test if I can do it. I needed in my job a good calculator, so I decided to try and write it myself.
FW Editor: Pc Calculator is one of the best calculators from the market. Are you surprised by this huge success?
Aimo Niemi: I have used it nearly 20 years now and all the time waited to see a better one, in vain. I am surprised it has taken so long before becoming popular.
FW Editor: Is there anything you would like to change in Pc Calculator? There are some extra features that you may like to have? Is there anything that is not working as intended and you are planning to remove it?
Aimo Niemi: At the moment I am satisfied with the program. To the next version I may possibly add an inverse function.
FW Editor: What is your favorite Pc Calculator feature? Why? Is Pc Calculator the same without it?
Aimo Niemi: It is also an editor and a notebook. I can't imagine making calculations without being able to make explanatory comments.
FW Editor: What are the advantages of using Pc Calculator over any other similar product (like default Windows calculator for example?
Aimo Niemi: Mistakes are easily corrected and fast recalculated. And, if you have much to calculate, you can use Pc Calculator's copy a line command and write new values over the previous ones.
FW Editor: How can you describe in just a few words Pc Calculator? Why?
Aimo Niemi: Pc Calculator was written according the wishes of a professional calculator (me). So, it must be good.
FW Editor: Do you plan to improve Pc Calculator in the future? Are you planning to bring a new and redesigned interface?
Aimo Niemi: At the moment I don't know how to improve it. However, if I get good user feed back, I may consider the matter again.
FW Editor: Now, to end our small interview, is there any message you would like to send to Pc Calculator users?
Aimo Niemi: Make plenty of notes, when you calculate, and read the manual.
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