Apple expectations ruin HP
This is where executives who actually feel responsible start doing crazy things.
People, greedy people, start to look at Apple profits and add fire to the head guy.
Someone who is usually quite stable.
Being the shining Knight that they are, they start making decisions, having faith in there ability to control the situation.
Regretfully, they do not look around at all the intelligent people they hired in PR, OS development, sales and marketing and say, let plan this out. What are my options.
WebOS is good, really good, and despite nipping at the heels of the product, no one denies it.
It isn't an Apple iPad and it shouldn't be. HP's long view is gone with the warped glasses of comparable profit on the horizon.
HP has made a terrible marketing mistake here, but if they eat there own dog-food for a while, they will end up with what HP provides, stable well engineered technology. If they make a Pad device as good as their printers with the same amount of patience, they will win in the end.
Dare I say, business and industrial cloud connected devices that make their current clients happy.
That's what brings new business in.
The guy should get a grip and start doing.